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The effective
borders of the space are being manipulated by this video projection. And which
space lies behind the one that has been opened? The void that separates people.
(from ‘Over het bedrog van het gezicht, de leegte en de grenzen van de ruimte
van de representatie’ [About the deception of seeing, the void and the borders of
the space of representation], Sofie Van Loo)

Thomas Karz (crox 137). To limit the territory of the incoming rain.

Even more
limitations. When looking into the dark from a brightly lit room, it is
practically impossible to discern anything. (Johan De Wilde, Particles p.40) First
memory of a sound: the genitals of my mother that fall to like a prison gate. (op.
cit. p.55)

border 'this video-projection manipulates the
real borders of the space / a void separating people' (from a text by Sofie Van
Loo, on Alda Snopeks crox 139 project Tunnelvision). Other half of the crox 139
project is a work by Els Soetaert: the naked performer stands in a
semi-transparant, iglo-like and rectangular box made from transparant tape. The
multi-layered box makes a transparant border hiding the naked body./ A video by
Nathalie Nijs (crox 138, april 2005) showing a green borderline of brushwood
and hedges.

Tomo Savic
Gecan, crox 65 (1997), work in situ: a huge piece of glass, framed inside the
wooden structure of a double door (the door itself had been removed in an
earlier stage), divides the basement of Aannemersstraat 54 in two separate
spaces. The work is re-installed for the 2000 retrospective The First Ten (De
Eerste 10), final project of the Aannemersstraat-period.

Borders by CarianaCarianne, crox-book NR 3.
Release June 2006. Ultimately the only real border here is skin./ On a different level
mind itself offers most often a clearly defined borderline./ Each project or exhibition is a
bordered event; time is restricted to some few weeks (or moments) ; the thing
seen often remains unnoticed; communication gets reduced to a line or two./

Brainbox unit
3 (Johan De Wilde, Peter Morrens, Ward Denys): a wooden wall obstructs the
passage-way to the main brainbox arena (crox3). The obstruction is painted
grayish dark and shows the title of the intervention: The Head. No visitor is
allowed to enter the brainbox arena. The only way to observe the performer,
captured inside the arena, is from a small viewpoint, constructed on top of the
terrace. See the the brainbox-file. This hide
and seek (or hide and look: work
and/or spectator hidden inside a framed space) is a usual transcription in
Morrens oeuvre and appears in a different, more remote way in works by De Wilde
and Denys./ The fourth brainbox unit (Michaël Borremans, Dirk Zoete and Tinka
Pittoors) creates a double-framed environment: the largest frame follows the
outline of the plaster arena, final result of the intervention of unit 3; a
smaller wooden frame is constructed around its center, changing the central
piece in a shrine, or magic box. Here, small figures can be seen at work within
the borders of a large, rectangular field. The title of the intervention by
unit 4 is Boxbrain: Anarchistic
ploughing (boxbrain:
anarchistisch ploegen)./ Brainbox unit 6: one of the spectators, trespassing
the borderline of an unspoken code, unsavoury writes silly signs and stupid
words on the phosphorescent carpet with a small flashlight, thus setting an
example for other visitors to act likewise./

'On video I
have seen the homunculus at work and what I saw was good.
Obviously a border has been reached. Not only perplexion but Semtex too, right
in your face.' (a fragment from be
objectiv share the collectiv by
Peter >Bondewel, a short essay on >brainbox).