Although convention allows for much of what is current, poetry can be seen as supplementary in the placing of a sphere (yet) to be touched upon. This gesture is acted out in the white between the lines. It is within these linear constraints, that Lieven De Boeck delivers his inscriptions.
Here, diverse dynamics are at play: laws become liberal units, markings become diffuse, the image becomes an after- or pre-image, the line a scenario. As fixation dissolves, the advance of resignation and mediation begins. As the universal and the relative collide in this cultural landscape, they leave space for a particular poetic criticality that engages identity formation.
The artistic gesture marks an exception. It is a language, a breath, a code; this is where identity performs for us. In this exceptional reading, we explore imagined scenarios pertaining to elements of architecture, sculpture, graphic arts and more. All the while the author prosaically dissolves in his own solution.
216 pages, 16.5 x 23.5 cm, softcover, Onomatopee (Eindhoven).