The work of Wesley Meuris (born in 1977, lives in Anvers) finds its place in questions, particularly focusing on the construction and understanding of space and knowledge. His work, consisting of diagrams, posters, drawings or life-sized models, is built through various types of modelling for demonstration spaces (zoological pens, hypothetical archives, museum furniture, exhibitions programs, etc). His work focuses more on the contextualisation of the contents rather than the contents themselves, therefore highlighting the conditioning of our experiences.
His exhibition at La BF15, entitled Expansion, points at the contradiction of spaces designed to fit human activity, despite being cut off from all reality beyond their own setting. Wesley Meuris chooses to reveal the less obvious aspects of our environment’s domestication, by reconstructing flow dynamics in two works produced for the occasion.
The first one, Room 36 Area LW, takes the shape of a raised exhibition floor that reveals the system of air circulation. It becomes at once the sculpture, the pedestal, the architecture and mechanics of an atmospheric device, of which the drawing Expansion details the strates. Made from a technical vocabulary of plans, it reveals the thermal specificities inherent to the conditioning of the audience's perception, and its way of perceiving what they are given to see.
Under the glass ceiling, Basin deconstructs the frame of a fountain, which still remains active with the movement of water.
Suspended between inside and outside, between reality and its representation, these new productions reveal the mechanisms which influence the context of the exhibition, and that cause the extension of it.
with the support of the Flemish authorities