I am an artist and architect. My practice touches upon many areas of contemporary art, whether they are conceived as a set of passive categories- like process art, the monochrome, minimal art, conceptual art, political art, environmental art, body art, participation and performance - or as burning and contested issues; the status of the object as communication or consumer identity; notions of authorship and the relations of artist to audience, questions of identity, sexuality, decolonization and cultural difference, the relationship between art and life. I see all these areas and issues as interconnected but within the specific frame of reference of giving a central place to the belief in the creative mind of the viewer.  

My work can be seen as a research about language and space, from literature, art, architecture and urbanism to the relation with different strategies of organizing, distributing and handling information. My practice involves the relation between different disciplines and spaces and I’m very interested in how the context defines the meaning of a certain manifestation. For one hand, my work is concerned about the strategies to construct a context and how spaces can be appropriated by doing this and for the other side in trying to find new paths of reading within the given structures.

In that sense I work as a kind of archaeologist of the recent past, trying to understand the physical transformations effected by human activity.

Lieven De Boeck, Brussels