Eva L'Hoest (1991, Belgium), focuses primarily on the exploration of memory and its strange and minute lingering reality. She tracks the often blurred and non-specific ways in which reminiscence appears. Working on the outer edge of perception where it becomes affect and emotion; starting out with accidents of light like “the operator of a memory who interprets, distorts selects or sometimes saturates and alters the images”*, Eva L’Hoest is an artist whose intuition plays a decisive role. Intuition as a working method, a decisional process in the literal sense given that intuito, i.e. “the regard”, is its etymological Latin root. Her work defines “a single plastic modality which is that of a clouded form, a migratory form, as if the subjects in question had all been taken in a transitory state between construction and deconstruction, reconstruction and erasure”*.

 

A melancholic geek, curious about everything but effortlessly diverting her gaze from that of the Medusas of technology, Eva L’Hoest strives to master the latter to better use it against itself, as a means of reaching the limits of algorithms, the failures of code, and thus the pathos and the emotional charge of the systems. Pieces toward pieces, she continues her analysis of the morbidity contained at the heart of the virtual when it is stripped of its tawdry rags and its strictly illusionist power. What results from it is a fascinating plunge into a visual material resulting from the combined work of hand and machine. A performer from a new era, the artist is unabashedly attracted to the beauty and to the vertigo of the limits of electronic analysis.

 

Anne-Françoise Lesuisse

 

*inedit text from the artist

 

 

Forthcoming :

April 7 : ADGY, Culture Development Co. LtD., Bejing, China

April 12 :  Rencontres Internationales Paris-Berlin, Carreau du Temple, Paris

April 20 : Box Three, Melange, Koln, Germany

 

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

WHSS, Melange, Koln, Germany, July 2017

Half Way Home, LaSpace, Liege, Belgium, November 2016

 

 

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

 

2018

BlackFluo, BIP2018, La Boverie, Liege, Belgium

 

2017  

LivingRoom, AirAntwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium

Snake Driver, Albert Baronian Galery, November Brussels, April Belgium

A Last Song For Titanic Orchestra, 019, Ghent,  Belgium

Identity as Trademark, CCHA, Hasselt, Belgium

Now Belgium Now, LLS387, Antwerp, Belgium

Marres Currents #3: Sightseeing, Maastricht, Holland

Trouble Water, Szczecin Museum, Poland

 

2016

Get Ripe, Espace Frederic de Goldschmidt, Brussels, Belgium

Ashes, Les Chiroux, Liège, Belgium

Chimera, Galerie MeetFactory, Prague, Czech Republic

 

2014

Anonymage, National University of Art, Taiwan, China

 

2012

Nyst Retrospective, Les Chiroux, Liège, Belgium

 

2011

Conscience, National University of Arts, Taiwan, China

Anonymage, La Chataigneraie, Liège, Belgium

Wagner sucht das Glück, KuBa, Saarbrücken-Nancy, Germany

 

 

RESIDENCIES

 

Air Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium, 2017

Meetfactory, Prague, Czech Republic, 2015

 

 

SCREENINGS

 

Eurovideo - Vidéographies, MHKA / Argos / Casino du Luxembourg, 2018

The movement in still Image, Semiology seminary, University of Liège, Belgium, 2015

Pervasiveness of Time, Opéra, Liège, Belgium, 2013