TICK TACK cordially invites you to NERVOUS ENERGY, a duo exhibition with Stine Deja (DK, 1986) and Richie Culver (UK, 1979). The show, the second duo exhibition at TICK TACK, marks the first Belgian presentation for both artists introducing new works.
Deja’s practice explores the sticky in-between of real and virtual worlds with a striking arsenal of media that includes 3D animation, immersive installation, moving image, and digital surrogates. In Deja’s simulated spaces, uncanny avatars hinge between what’s strange and familiar, seducing us with not quite-real products informed equally by the artist’s simultaneous fascination and revulsion with our hypercommercialized contemporary culture.
Words by Alice Bucknell
Culver’s work is largely biographical wrestling with aspects of contemporary masculinity, the class system and the digital lens through which we live our lives. Much of the material for his works are formed from images collected on his phone including mundane mobile photography, google translate and notes apps screenshots containing excerpts of conversations, phrases and information. These screenshots are then blown up and printed on canvas, ultimately forming a visual record of an inner monologue that is fractured and at times disconnected.
Words by Abby Mckenzie
At sundown, NERVOUS ENERGY extends on CINEMA TICK TACK with two video pieces. Stine Deja will screen a digital 3D model of her installation in the show alongside an audio playback. Richie Culver will present the Witness Protection video and sound piece, which was part of the Post Traumatic Fantasy album (2022).
Artists: Richie Culver , Stine Deja