Research supported by C-TAKT & KuLeuven Cultuur
As an interdisciplinary artist Joris Perdieus runs an active practice for several years. After graduating from the Fine Arts Department at Sint-Lukas College Of Arts in Brussels he went on to complete a post-graduates Master in Transmedia Arts&Design. This shifted his focus from his original field of study painting towards scenographic installations that first appeared as sets for experimental animated films and after a defining exhibition gradually gained more autonomy.
Joris’ practice has since been evolving through a pratice-based artistic research. Resulting in a rich output of spatial work, exhibitions, performances, residencies and scenographic projects in Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany and Austria. His research-driven practice is focused on a scenographic approach to space in its purest form. He is therein influenced by phenomenological and haptic visions on architecture, The Eyes Of The Skin by Juhani Pallasmaa is an important literary reference. From a hard-to grasp poetical realm of individual- vs. communal spatial psychologies, case studies emerge highlighting different focal points. The main output of his practice are immersive installations in which multiple media are used to create sensory experiences. After a few years of focus on architectural geometry the practice has grow closer to performance and theatre. Growing even more transdisciplinary the emphasis now lies on pure space and darkness as a catalist for ritual nighttime eperiences, through sound and/or light. Joris’ trajectory led to the assignation of a practice-based PhD In The Arts at LUCA/KULeuven (Leuven University and his Alma Mater Sint-Lukas Brussels) on which he embarked in October 2019. The topic of his investigation, titled “A Glittering. In a box. Somewhere.”, is a mapping of the idea and the anatomy of autonomous Scenographic Space. In the first phase of his research he is currently investigating non-visual scenography.