‘Dead Seconds’

Lennart Lahuis + Willem Oorebeek @ Shanaynay, Apr 22 – May 21

22 April 2016

Lennart Lahuis and Willem Oorebeek are presenting joint exhibition Dead Seconds at Paris’ Shanaynay, opening April 22 and running to May 21.

The press release for the show presumably alludes to the cross-generational nature of the alliance between these two artists, with the established Oorebeek being born in 1953 and Lahuis, a child of the 80s.

“Eventually still being a fan but becoming a friend,” reads the text, on the nature of the relationship between the Dutch-based artists living in French-speaking cities —Paris and Brussels —where Lahuis contacted Oorebreek in the “winter of 2015” about what he believed to be a “shared field of interest”.

It’s not clear what those interests are but given Oorebeek’s body of work centred around the power of the image, information and its distribution one can only presume the referent of the rest of the press release text:

“A shadow partner, we have no intentions of making conclusions on its outcome. Instead, we let ourselves dwell on the inertia of something that has or is supposed to have velocity.”

See the Shanaynay website for details.**

Lennart Lahuis, 'Fluid Skin' (2015). Courtesy the artist.
Lennart Lahuis, ‘Fluid Skin’ (2015). Courtesy the artist.
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