Jasper Rigole

Elective Affinities

Since 9 October, Jasper Rigole and Dušica Dražić collaborate on the sixth edition of "Elective Affinities" magazine. Within the ongoing exhibition IMAGE — CAMERA — IMAGE, Jasper and Dušica set up the studio and expose the process of its making to the visitors.

On Sunday, 21 November at 17h a sixth edition of "Elective Affinities" will be presented and distributed.
Join us for this celebratory moment and closing event, get your copy and try a special cake that will be made for this occasion!

  • Elective Affinities is a project started in 2012 by Jasper Rigole, in collaboration with Egon Van Herreweghe. The project is inspired by the visual associative methodology developed by the German art historian Aby Warburgin his Mnemosyne Atlas. In each “edition” of this project, two artists use a photocopier to create various visual ensembles based on a supply of found imagery. A temporary studio is set up for this purpose where the images can be collected, combined and finally reproduced. In the process, a visual dialogue develops in which the artists react to each others proposals by adding images and revising existing ensembles, or by following lines that emerge in the course of the process. Since the interpretation of these actions does not turn into a verbal discourse, it creates room for an intuitive process that facilitates rapid, direct interaction. At the end of the project, the image ensembles are reproduced as a magazine. The number of copies of the magazine is identical to the number of pages created.

  • The exhibition IMAGE — CAMERA — IMAGE, presents works by Esther Shalev-Gerz and Jasper Rigole. It looks into the production of images, exploring how we relate to, read and consume images once the technology of their making and distribution changes. It is generously supported by the Flemish Authorities and the City of Antwerp.

Artists: Jasper Rigole