Maarten Vanden Eynde

An Interdisciplinary Artistic Research Exhibition at KMD in relation to the research project 'Matter, Gesture and Soul'.

Rhythm is everywhere. It is breath and heartbeat; it is the sound of a drum and the repetitive flint carved lines in stone done by a prehistoric human being in Fontainebleau. It is the flickering screen and a million digital processes too small to see. It is engraved in the depth of our minds and bodies. It is how we remember. It is in how we walk, how we talk, how we write, and we act together. According to Encyclopedia Britannica, rhythm (Greek rhythmos, derived from rhein, “to flow”) is an ordered alternation of contrasting elements, and according to Roland Barthes both painting and writing started with the same gesture, one which was neither figurative nor semantic, but simply rhythmic.

Participating artists: Dragos Gheorghiu, Eamon O’Kane, Elin Tanding Sørensen, Geir Harald Samuelsen, Maarten Vanden Eynde, Petro Cecilia Keene, Theodor Barth, Åsil Bøthun