In a world where there are people who only think about building walls and where inward-looking attitudes sow the seed of indifference and violence, the committed photographic approach of the anodyne artist Vincen Beeckman (b. 1973) has a role to play. His various interventions consist of building bridges, bringing into play all these tenuous links that can bring people, citizens, passers-by, etc. closer.
Far from investigative journalism or images with a strong impact, his approach is simple, immediate. It consists of opening out the scope of the photographic image, by increasing the number of interventions as well as the participants. He produces his own images, collects from others (selfies) and encourages the people he meets to take some (disposable cameras).
In Tique | art space, Vincen Beeckman will present his ongoing project Espinho, about life in the remote fishermans village of Espinho, located in the south of Porto, Portugal. Beeckman has been documenting their way of life and struggle to survive for over five years.
Vincen Beeckman, a member of the former collective BlowUp, is responsible for the programming for the Recyclart association, a dynamic laboratory generating socio-artistic experimentations, meetings and urban initiatives.
'Espinho' opens on Friday May 18, at 19 hrs, together with the presentation of Tique | art paper #2: Contemporary Camera.