Opening event ZA 28.01.2017 14:00 > 16:00
Mira Sanders explores the potential of journeying to touch upon and visualise cultural, historical and sensory limits. For Along the Sides Along, Sanders retraces the boundaries of her own oeuvre by employing the methods of inventorising, cataloguing and exploration. Over an extensive series of sketches (videos, drawings, texts, models), a story unfolds of people and places, referring to journeys the artist might or might not have embarked on.
Text, films, drawings and objects move in relation to one another, exploratively, as counterparts. Together they form a potential narrative, a subjective cartography of a journey that reveals itself in interaction with the viewer’s frame of reference.
In Along the Sides Along, Sanders revisits the large body of work she generated during her PhD research (2012-2017). By shifting the perspective between drawing and architectural setting, and between viewer and artist, Sanders redefines both the image of her work and the status of her research. In this way she concludes her PhD by creating a new way to unlock its meaning.
The public presentation of Mira Sanders’ doctorate in the arts Fragment from Le journal d’un usager de l’espace (About the (Im)possibility to Form an Idea of Limits), takes place in Netwerk, on March 10 2017 at 14:30. You can register here.
This exhibition and the practice-oriented doctoral research project was realized in collaboration with the research group Photography Expanded LUCA | School of Arts, the Special Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Architecture University of Leuven.