88888 is the collaboration of Karel Burssens and Jeroen Verrecht. They share a general interest in spatial conditions and establish this in a practice of installation art, scenography, architecture and photography. Together or separate, they work on several international projects in the worlds of museums, fashion, contemporary dance and architecture. Their expertise grew on both conceptual and productional levels, the broad interests and experience nurturing mutually.
In projects, a research on the experience and use of space is unfold. The spatial and contextual play a crucial, defining role. 88888 searches consciously and unconsciously for assignments within such a specific context. These assignments come commissioned or self-initiated. After a personal, instinctive reading of the context, an answer is articulated.
The artistic research consists of measuring the relevance of form, typology, physicality and materiality, but evenso the void, the absence of intervention within this context. This relevance is defined again and unconditioned for each project. The contribution as designer, artist, is questioned continuously during the development, until the moment the answer on it is irrevocable. A complementarity is achieved, a certain obviousness, a necessity, and an elevated whole.
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