Magazine, English, Thread Stiching, 32 Pages, 2015, Galerie Krinzinger
Comics were Van de Moortel’s first love: his first drawings, his first stories; a dwelling of fantasies and a lack of reality: he devored them as a child.
His first publications with MER. Paper Kunsthalle, the Cylinder Series, is not a real comic book series, but the idea is based on the structure of it. It fits perfectly to get Van de Moortel’s work published. The sketches, the colouring, the humour that feels close to the practice: it’s a work in itself and not just a representation of images. The artist prints one new Cylinder issue on the occasion of each new project or exhibition. Each cahier has a unique design and cover. Each will be published separately at first; becoming one book after 10 editions that will be published as a whole. Every edition is a new adventure having the same basic players, added, transformed. It’s one big playground: like a show. This is the sequel to Cylinder # 6. It is the seventh issue in the Cylinder Series.
What: White Light Paint AF White
A performance by Joris Van de Moortel
Material: Models, AF Collection W/2015, music, 2 buckets of white acrylic wall paint, air press machine, TV monitors, cameras, press, instruments, a bourgeois interior, and plastic
When: during the fashion show of AF Vandevorst, March 2015
Where: The ambassador's mansion, Paris
How long: Approx. 20 minutes