Forward Escape Into the Past
a conversation with Jim Campers and Laura Herman
de Brakke Grond
Forward Escape Into the Past - both an exhibition and a book published by APE - presents two projects by the Antwerp-based artist Jim Campers. In a newly created scenography, alternative scenarios and new connections emerge between the series Let’s Kill the Moonlight and Intranaut.
Campers’ artistic practice is underpinned by extensive research. Important sources are the Whole Earth Catalog, Terence McKenna’s theory about the influence of psychedelics on human evolution, and the anarchist ideas of Theodore Kaczynski. For this exhibition Campers devised a scenography reusing old exhibition walls, including any wear and tear. The reusing of walls mirrors the lifestyles of Drop City residents, an autarkic, utopian movement based in Colorado. Living as hunter-gatherers they created their utopian community using locally sourced materials.
To celebrate the last day of Forward Escape Into the Past, De Brakke Grond and Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee host a conversation taking place in the exhibition with artist Jim Campers and writer/curator Laura Herman (La Loge, de Witte Raaf).
Artist / Organisation: de Brakke Grond
Location of the show: de Brakke Grond
Host: Reinier Klok
Length: 60 min
Broadcasted on 13-10-2018 at 16:30.Links: