Wouter Krokaert (BE)
Wouter Krokaert studied graphic design in Brussels, but very soon turned out to be dancing and performing for (a.o.) Meg Stuart, Gary Hill, Rachid Ouramdane, Yukiko Shinozaki en Heine Avdal, Pieter Ampe, Marc Vanrunxt and (quite often) Christian Rizzo. Meanwhile he kept on making drawings for, a.o. educational services of museums, expostions, projects for other people or his own books. In Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine by the Norwegian artist Mette Edvardsen hij became ‘a living book.’ In 2013 he created the performance Kanttekeningen at De Pianofabriek and from 2015 onwards he’s teaching mixed media at Sint-Lucas architecture Brussel and Gent.
Wouter Krokaert (BE): Composities in het wilde weg
Within a series of small compositions, bodies are placed, and moved, in relation to each other in a very accurate way but without complying with any laws. Their movements are simple and therefore often recognizable. They play with weight and balance; they act as a counterweight and shape the space between them.
By placing these compositions in sequence, relationships are created; elements are no longer placed on a blank sheet, but in the echo of what came before.
Meaning shifts towards the space that connects them. In this way a vision is gradually revealed, a vision that I, as a draftsman, have honed.
What starts as a line drawing is gradually covered in colors, fragments are concealed and then rediscovered in a new context.
Visual work that forms the basis of the performance is presented here in the margin.