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Nicole De Brabandere
updated: 07/15/2013
website: www.nicoledebrabandere.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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28 days
Extremities of Intensity: harry leg
Extremities of Intensity: coil
Extremities of Intensity: velcro
Extremities of Intensity: drinking glass rim
Extremities of Intensity: gravel
Extremities of Intensity: fence
Tactile Memory Series
Tactile Memory Series (alt view)
White Teeth
Weave
Stick
Flow
Shirt
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  conceptual, memory, mapping, domestic
 
 
28 days by Nicole De Brabandere
28 days
Video Still
2013
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Extremities of Intensity: harry leg by Nicole De Brabandere
Extremities of Intensity: harry leg
Colored pencil on paper
2013
14" x  3" 
Extremities of Intensity: coil by Nicole De Brabandere
Extremities of Intensity: coil
Colored pencil on paper
2013
14" x  3" 
Extremities of Intensity: velcro by Nicole De Brabandere
Extremities of Intensity: velcro
Colored pencil on paper
2013
14" x  3" 
Extremities of Intensity: drinking glass rim by Nicole De Brabandere
Extremities of Intensity: drinking glass rim
Colored pencil on paper
2013
14" x  3" 
Extremities of Intensity: gravel by Nicole De Brabandere
Extremities of Intensity: gravel
Colored pencil on card
2013
14" x  8" 
Extremities of Intensity: fence by Nicole De Brabandere
Extremities of Intensity: fence
Colored pencil on paper
2013
16" x  8" 
Tactile Memory Series by Nicole De Brabandere
Tactile Memory Series
Clay
2013
Dimensions variable
Tactile Memory Series (alt view) by Nicole De Brabandere
Tactile Memory Series (alt view)
Clay
2013
Dimensions variable
White Teeth by Nicole De Brabandere
White Teeth
Digital Photograph
2013
Dimensions variable
Weave by Nicole De Brabandere
Weave
Comb, thread
2013
5" x  10" 
Stick by Nicole De Brabandere
Stick
lipstick, drinking glasses
2013
Dimensions variable
Flow by Nicole De Brabandere
Flow
Digital Photograph
2013
Dimensions variable
Shirt by Nicole De Brabandere
Shirt
Video still
2013
0" x  0" 

Artist Statement

If we absorb and abbreviate past material interactions into specific habitual tendencies, what kinds of emotional and psychological compulsions are woven into them? Given the paradoxical character of habit—its is both restrictive and enabling, conscious and non-conscious, as well as immediate and mediated—I aim to locate multiple points of friction between conceptual and affective registers in order to give rise to emergent ways of conceptualizing and perceiving in habit. 

The Extremities of Intensity Series engages in feeling the length of an everyday surface with the index finger. The aim is to plot how the sensation of various surfaces in motion are felt in the form of a pencil drawing. Color gradations from 'The Universal Pain Assessment Scale' are used to differentiate sensory intensity though on a much more sensitive scale. 

Tactile Memory Series consists of clay models of the sensation and sensorial memory of what it feels like to perform a variety of mundane physical tasks, including holding an umbrella against the wind, turning a screwdriver, throwing a dart, and turning handles. The felt resistance of these motions is conceptualized as the weight distribution of the clay objects and the friction of the objects against the table surface.  

Please visit: http://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/48772/48773 for more on my research. 

Artist Bio / CV

Education:

2012-present, PhD Candidate in Research-Creation, Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland. 2010 MFA, The Ohio State University, Columbus, United States. 2008 Advanced Diploma, Craft and Design, Sheridan College, Oakville, Canada. 2005 BA Honors, Fine Arts Cultural Studies, York University, Toronto, Canada

Selected Exhibitions:

2014, "Performing Surfaces", Kunstraum Aarau, Aarau, Switzerland (solo exhibition). 2013, La Chaufferie, Strasbourg, France. 2013, "Transforming Bodies", University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Nov., 2012, "Operandi", Gemak, The Hague, The Netherlands. 2012, "Super Hero Imagination",  Vrije Academie, The Hague, The Netherlands (solo exhibition). May, 2011, "Watercolours", Alison Smith Gallery, Toronto, Canada (solo exhibition). 2011, ROYGBIV Gallery for Emerging Artists, Columbus, United States, (two-person exhibition). 2010, VOX POPULI VI, Philadelphia, United States. 2010, Marge Brown Kalonder Graduate Student Show, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, United States. 2010, "Dressed for the Occasion", Alison Smith Gallery, Toronto, Canada (solo exhibition). 2010, "In Beautiful Disguise", Alison Smith Gallery, Toronto, Canada (solo exhibition). 

Invited Lectures/Presentations/Events 

2013, "Performing Surfaces: A workshop in notating the extremities of Intensity", Corner College, Zurich, Switzerland. 2013, "Experiencing Space", European Summer School in Cultural Studies (ESSCS) in cooperation with the RuhrTriennale, Bochum, Germany. 2013, "Transforming Bodies", International Conference and Workshop, the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. 2012, "The Matter of Habit", Eikones: NCCR Iconic Criticism, Summer School 2012: The Construction of Images, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland. 2012, "Super Hero Imagination", Vrije Academie, The Hague, the Netherlands. 

Scholarships, Awards, Commissions

2011, Professional Research Grant, Stroom, Den Haag, the Netherlands. 2008/09 University Fellow, Department of Art, The Ohio State University, Columbus, United States. ARTexe Digital Chaos Web Marketing Grant, Awarded by the Ontario Craft Council, Toronto, Canada.