Component 6563

Information Committee

6.3 x 02 x 65 (up to 100) cm 18 different pieces/lengths
polished stainless steel
 part of a series of components produced for the exhibition Good Conditions
shown at DWM Gallery

Lists we keep – Information Committee is a list of newly composed words collected from the world wide web as I keep encountering them. This contemporary stream and combinations of words could be testimony of a society that uses language in a creative or prolific way. At the same time, when singling them out they equally appear bizarre, possibly short-lived, and temporary. How stable is their meaning? What is the longevity of this language? Cut from stainless steel, they hang and lie around, leaving a stain of the thing they stand for. They are a flicker of the noise surrounding us.

This component forms part of Good Conditions

In Good Conditions, Kris Van Dessel and Tom Van Malderen build upon their previous collaboration Conditions and Opportunities at DMW Art Space in 2017. Together with curator Tram Scawped, the artists continue their quest into the protocols of exhibiting and the mechanism of the contemporary art economy in general. Their previous collaboration at DMW investigated the conditions and opportunities of the ‘art space’ by means of a series of minimal in situ interventions, ranging from subtle modifications of lighting and heating elements to enquiries into the appropriate shade of white for the walls of a white cube. Following up on this expo, 'Good Conditions' explores the application and potential of autonomous artworks as components of a dense art-fair-look-alike constellation. As part of this enquiry, all prices of the works on display are fixed in accordance with the inscrutable laws of the art economy and arranged in an easy-reference component list with accompanying article numbers.