Ariane Loze

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Ariane Loze “Art Therapy Session #1″ 2017 © Courtesy of the artist.


Six hypothetical participants of the de Appel Curatorial Programme take part in a therapy session, utilising the archive and recent history of de Appel Arts Centre as a device for confrontation and counsel.

These six characters embody conversations of Marina Abramovic, Vito Acconci, Saskia Bos, Svetlana Boym, Zoe Butt, Jacques Derrida, Charles Esche, Antje von Graevenitz, Maria Hlavajova, Maaike Lauwaert, Marga van Mechelen, Jerome Sans, Sophocles, Niels van Tomme, Ulay, Louwrien Wijers, amongst others.

The film-performance is realized by de Appel Curatorial Programme participants 2016–17 in collaboration with artist Ariane Loze.

Any resemblance to actual dialogues and persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

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About the artist

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Ariane Loze, Belgium 1988. Lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. Represented by Michel Rein Gallery in Paris/Brussels.

Since 2008, Ariane Loze researches the coming to life of a story out of seemingly unrelated images with her camera. In these series of videos she takes on all the parts: she is at the same time the actress, the camerawoman and the director. Through the editing of the images, she develops a relationship between two (or more) characters and the architecture.

The videos of Ariane Loze put the spectator in the active role of creating his/her own story out of the basic principles of film editing: shot and counter-shot, the presumed continuity of movement, and the psychological suggestion of a narrative. The filming of these videos has been made public as an ongoing performance.

Ariane Loze studied theatre direction at the RITCS Brussels and took part in a.pass (Advanced Performance And Scenography Studies) in Antwerp. She is laureate of the HISK (Higher Institute for Fine Arts) Ghent 2016-17.

The videos of Ariane Loze were presented at the Salon de Montrouge Paris (May 2018) and in the new museum for contemporary art KANAL Centre Pompidou in Brussels (May 2018).

Recent exhibition projects include Videoformes Clermont-Ferrand (2015), Traverse Vidéo Toulouse FRAC Midi-Pyrénées (2015), Medienwerkstatt Berlin (2016), S.M.A.K. Etcetera Ghent (2016), Boghossian Fondation Brussels (2016), De Appel "You are such a curator" Amsterdam (2016), "Kunst om de lijf" Emergent Veurne, New York Anthology Film Archive AXW screening (2017), Watch this Space Biennale #9 Lille Brussels (2017), Gemischte Gefühle Tempelhof Berlin (2017), A Performance Affair Brussels (2019).

Ariane Loze’s videos got selected for the Movimenta Video Art prize in Nice (2017), and the Prix Médiatine Brussels (2016) and got awarded at the Art Contest Brussels (2015), by the Art For All Society of Macau (2016) and Côté Court Festival Pantin (2017).

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