Hans Demeulenaere, Raffaella Crispino: Incomplete Neighbor (Edition of 500 copies)

Tal Bechler, Raffaella Crispino, Hans Demeulenaere

Onomatopee, 2023


Like neighbors behind walls, who are not seen but whose actions are well heard, artists Raffaella Crispino (b. 1979, Italy) and Hans Demeulenaere (b. 1974, Belgium) initiated a dialogue with musicians. The interaction between them took on different forms, which led to the creation of the featured works in the publication ‘Incomplete Neighbor’. When Raffaella Crispino moved to Brussels in 2011, she experienced difficulties creating visual works, and instead taught herself to play the Omnichord. She adopted a daily practice of composing songs, which were named after the date of their creation. The result was a vinyl album, Ogni Giorno (It. every day), which is a musical diary. Demeulenaere’s point of departure for deciphering the relationship between the visual medium and the musical medium is a study of the playing environment and of the patterns that accompany the musicians, such as the chairs they find comfortable, the endpin stoppers used to keep the musical instrument (cello) in place, the points in the museum space where the music is heard best. One of the works featured in ’Incomplete Neighbor’ is Prototypes where Demeulenaere explored the chairs preferred by the musicians, and the created chairs in collaboration with art students inspired by iconic designers, such as Le Corbusier, Enzo Mari, Gerrit Rietveld, and Donald Judd.


ISBN: 9789493148932

130 pagina's, illustraties in kleur & z/w, 30 x 21 cm, paperback, Engels