MENTAL PREPARATION | #PostHumanities
THU-SUN / 10:00-12:00
The video shows a pilot who practices aerobatics. He is preparing himself for an airshow in which he must convince the jury of his acrobatic figures and movements in the sky. We see the pilot demonstrating the precise gestures and movements he and his plane have to perform in reality when flying. These gestural movements indicate repetition, continuation and transmission of acts that are being digitally translated during the show. This form of preparation is necessary for each pilot who practices aerobatics because the maneuvers are in reality very precise and calculated. It is important that they know their course blindly out. In this case we must rely on the human memory rather than the technological aspect.
Emilie Neyt (BE)
The practice of visual artist Emilie Neyt (°1992, Bruges, Belgium) focuses mainly on the coherent interaction between speed, movement, time and repetition. Each work tends to have a certain tension between its static characteristics and its changeable or fast characteristics. In her work, the concept ‘movement’ deals with human movements or (inter-)actions, but also with motions that are mechanical, digital or automatic. Themes such as car races or airplanes often lie at the basis of her creations. Throughout her work she offers different perspectives on the connection between human or natural conditions and technological conditions. Neyt approaches these issues in a multidisciplinary way by creating a combination of installation, video, sculpture and photography.