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CTRL T: Elien Ronse
Searching sleeping places / documenting domestic life
metamatic:taf is delighted to launch its new umbrella program CTRL+T with the opening of Elien Ronse’s open Studio. Elien Ronse’s project will be open to the public from Tuesday 22 December 2015 until 10 January 2016 and we invite you to its finissage on Friday 8 January 2016 at 20.30.
The CTRL+ T programme is an initiative aimed at mobilising emerging local and international artists to deploy their artistic practice and develop work in progress. Throughout the year and for a specific period, different artists are given control of metamatic:taf’s exhibition space and social media, in order to elaborate upon the concept of CTRL+T with absolute freedom in terms of research methodology and artistic means.
The title CTRL+T reflects the semiotics of the institutional space where it is developed as well as the socio-cultural context in which it operates: “Τ» (pronounced taf) is a letter in the Greek alphabet, but also the name of metamatic:taf. CTRL+T denotes a statement, an action inspired by the transform command in the Adobe set and, while simultaneously being the command to open a new tab on a browser.
CTRL+T constitutes a platform for artists and researchers to work during the period of time with social turmoil and cultural transitions that constantly trigger new concerns in the field of cultural production in Greece. Elien Ronse, a Belgian visual artist currently living in Ghent, is the first artist invited to respond to this notion of space transformation/use.
Elien has extensively worked with taxonomy, collecting and observation, particularly in relation to household objects and environments, questioning the relationship between people’s behaviour and the organisation of space. The gallery of metamatic:taf becomes a new locus for her ever-expanding experimentation, a real-life habitat where the audience can meet her as she constructs her work on site.
Open Studio: 22.12.2015 - 10.01.2016
Finissage: Friday 8 January 2016, 20.30
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 12.00-21.00, Sun 12.00-19.00