Brendhan Dickerson

68220 Hégenheim

 

Dernière participation aux ateliers ouverts
2022

 

Techniques

  • Performance
  • Sculpture

 

contact

4 rue d'Alsace
68220 Hégenheim

brendhand@gmail.com
tél : 07 86 98 10 25
https://www.brendhandickerson.com

 

    Présentation

    Brendhan Dickerson a travaillé principalement dans le fer forgé, souvent en combinaison avec le bois ou le bronze. Le processus intense, presque alchimique, qui consiste à transformer un matériau résistant en le travaillant tout en le chauffant, résonne avec sa quête de transmutation intérieure.

    Bien qu’il cherche souvent à articuler une perspective lyrique, ironique ou satirique, c’est sa perception de la sculpture comme fondamentalement performative qui motive ses choix formels et qui anime le plus sa pratique.

    Dans les années 90, parallèlement à son travail en studio, il a commencé à explorer la sculpture performative de feu. Pour lui, il y a quelque chose d’atavique dans la sculpture de feu, quelque chose de primal et de fascinant dans son immédiateté et sa fugacité. En tant que forme d’art éphémère et irrécupérable, elle est un contrepoint à la permanence de la sculpture en fer et en bronze.

    Ces dernières années, il s’est immergé plus profondément dans la performance. Fusionnant les aspects durables et éphémères de sa pratique, le travail qui émerge de ce changement explore l’intersection des objets sculpturaux performatifs avec le corps performatif spontané, et avec l’énigme de la présence et de la communion incarnée

     

    Parcours

    Living in Switzerland since 2014.
    University of Cape Town
    1987 – 1991: B.A. Fine Art (Sculpture) Cum Laude, with accreditation in Drama.
    1993 – 1995: Masters in Fine Art (Sculpture)
    Cum Laude,
    www.brendhandickerson.com
    I have lectured Fine Art at various art collages and also taught in a range of
    social pedagogical contexts
    Museums and corporate collections:
    South African National Gallery,
    The Johannesburg Gallery.
    The Durban Art Gallery.
    Oppenheimer collection.
    Wooltru collection
    Of course much more work is in private collections
    Exhibitions
    2022 Horizons, group show,Gallery Katapult,Basel
    Dogs in the Hoods and Woods, group show Salon Mondial
    2021 Mother Earth Calling, group show, Salon Mondial, Basel
    Atelier Ouverts 2021. Exhibition and Performance,
    Fabrick Culture Heggenheim,France
    Fensterkuration, diverse sculptures displayed in shop-window gallery at
    Heuberg 25, Altstadt Basel.
    2020 Abseits – Apart. Group exhibition at le Ventre in Hegenheim, France.
    2019 : Port Ouverts, Fabrick-Culture, Hegenheim, France.
    Guest Artist at Editions Basel.
    2018: Is-Art Gallery, Swellendam
    South Africa.
    2017: Land und Stadt, Ittigen, Switzerland
    2016: Liste Total, Basel
    2014-15: Is-Art Gallery Franschoek.
    Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg.
    2011: Horse, multiple views of a singular beast, Everard Read
    Contemporary
    2008: Infecting the City, Art in Public Space, Cape Town.
    Myerson Fine Art, Menier Gallery, and Paul Smith, Abermale Str.,
    London.
    2007: Living conditioned, Solo-show, Erdmann Contemporary, Cape
    Town
    South African Art, 1840 – Now, Michael Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town
    2004: Solo-show Suspended Disbelief, Association for the Visual Arts,
    Cape Town.
    Performance:
    2020: Synapse: performative percussion sculpture, central to Butoh dance and
    improvised concert at Humbug club, Basel.
    Precarity – performance with suspended log and PM Transmision
    at Le Ventre, Hegenheim France, in the context of Abseits exhibition
    2019: PM Transmission, Le Ventre, (an Off-space in a former
    synagogue in Hegenheim) in November. First performed
    at M54 exhibition space in Basel as a contribution to
    their Gimme Shelter roof-repair fundraising drive.
    Did a performance in support of the Glacier Initiative’s petition
    for a zero emissions plebiscite in Switzerland
    2018: Un-told, Srinagar Biennale, Basel Node.
    2017: Umwandeln, Dimanche, Fabrik-culture Hegenheim, France.
    Fire-sculpture-Performance
    2021: Gaia’s Fury,Vernissage of Mother Earth Calling, Salon Mondial, Basel.
    2019: A Waldwesen Appeared at the Wedding Party. Near Gempen,
    Switzerland
    Transfigure, Commissioned for Poetische Flucht in die Wirklichkeit
    (Poetic flight into reality), an exhibition at the Rhine-falls near
    Schaffhausen, Switzerland
    2017: Tanz der Feuerwesen (dance of the fire-creatures). A Grand event in
    collaboration with the Kunstwerkstatt, Sophie Blocher Haus, Association for
    Social Psychiatry, Liestal. Trailer Performance at Bazar Noel, Walzwerk Areal,
    Munchenstein
    2016: Trying to Fly, Visarte anniversary, M54, Basel.
    2013: Vlam Fire-Collective , A collective of South African fire-sculptors,
    founded for the purpose of taking a large performance to the
    Burning Man festival in Nevada, USA.
    2011: Complicit, commissioned for Threshold. An exhibition of works
    around Climate-change at Michaelis Gallery, University of Cape Town.
    2007: Succession Debate. District 6. X-Cape; Cape 07 Biennale, Cape Town.
    2005: From Father to Son, performed at the The National Arts Festival, Grahamstown,
    the Klein Karroo Kunstefees, Oudshoorn and Aardklop Arts Festival,
    Potchefstroom.
    2001: Fire-sculpture Performance at Veronica Rhein Badi, Basel. During a iaab
    Residency.
    Diner’s Club , Joubert Park Public Art Project, in Johannesburg.
    Architectural ( kunst am Bau ) commissions / competitions:
    2013: Tread Lightly on the Earth. Large, wrought Stainless steel wall
    sculpture referencing ecology and sustainable energy, for Hotel Verde,
    Cape Town.
    2009: In the Balance 8 m wrought iron pendant structure with diverse
    Bronze figures for the Institute for Democracy in South Africa,
    Sculpture competition. In collaboration with Petra Keinhorst.
    2006 A Balanced view, 7m x 6.5 m wrought stainless steel figurative
    mobile commissioned by Webber Wenzil-Bowen, a big
    Johannesburg law firm.
    2000 Large pendant sculpture for Vodacom, Cape Town