Damien & The Love Guru

Dog Tag Fanzine Saddle Stitch
2020
Satin ribbons, photo prints, keychains, thread
144 x 125 cm
Dog Tag Fanzine Saddle Stitch (detail)
Dog Tag Fanzine Saddle Stitch (detail)
Lap Dog Bone Marrow Jet Lag
2018
Transfer lettering on woven satin ribbons, concrete, heat transfer on fabric, clasps
180 x 21 cm
Lap Dog Bone Marrow Jet Lag (detail)
TTTTTTTTTTTTTTT (book)
2020
15 long sleeve t-shirts, fabric pen on canvas, heat foils, clothing rack
Jammer Poems
2020
Plotter print on plastic sleeves, bookbinding thread, dyed glue
Edition of 5
22 x 17 cm
Jammer Poems (detail)
AAGGINR
2017
Performance
Beurschouwburg, Brussels
AAGGINR
2017
Performance
Beurschouwburg, Brussels
Installation view Horizon Sucker
2019
MAK Schindler House, Los Angeles
Installation view Horizon Sucker
2019
Two channel video, audio, satin ribbons, stitching, steel frame
MAK Schindler House, Los Angeles

Slow Reading Club (SRC) is a semi-fictional reading group initiated by Bryana Fritz and Henry Andersen in late 2016. The group deals in constructed situations for reading. SRC looks at, probes, and interrupts ‘readership’ as a way to stimulate the contact zones between reader and text, text and text, reader and reader. Their work takes the form of text, performances, collective reading sessions, exhibitions, video, sculpture, textiles and a still-in-progress road novel.

Upcoming Exhibitions

  • Seven Stomachs, BOEKS, 2022, Ghent, BE

Solo & Duo Exhibitions

  • Soft Cover Soft Cover, with Gregory Polony and Eleanor Ivory Weber, Damien & The Love Guru, 2020, Brussels, BE

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • Jahresgabe 2021, Dortmund Kunstverein, 2021, Dortmund, DE
  • Matchmaker, hosted by Damien & The Love Guru for Various Others, Loggia, 2021, Munich, DE
  • Rosa Rosa Rosae, SB The Pool, 2021, Brussels, BE
  • Time Capsule 2045, Beaux-Arts De Paris, 2021, Paris, FR
  • The Tyranny of Distance, ESBA TALM (Angers)/Tin Flats, 2018, Los Angeles, US

Performances

  • Slow Reading Club, Dortmund Kunstverein, 2022, Dortmund, DE
  • Slow Reading Club, Cabaret Voltaire, 2022, Zurich, CH
  • Public Fountains, within the exhibition ‘Chaffierplatz’, Dortmunder Kunstverein, 2021, Dortmund, DE
  • Road Movie, Strandburgtheatre Tegelsee, 2021, Berlin, DE
  • Lurker Moxie Heart, Tanznacht, 2021, Berlin, DE
  • The Large Bathers, Festival Dansand, 2021, Ostend, BE
  • Road Movie, Durations #1, 2021, Brussels, BE
  • Future Perfect Continuous Tense, Cabaret Voltaire and Theater Neumarkt, 2021, Zurich, CH
  • Horizon Horizon, BOTANICC, 2021, Antwerp, BE
  • YES, Lafayette Anticipations, 2020, Paris, FR
  • YES, Radicalsystem, 2020, Berlin, DE
  • As For The Bed Smoothed, Vooruit Kunstcentrum, 2020, Ghent, BE
  • Signatures, Centre Georges Pompidou, 2019, Paris, FR
  • Road Movie, KRAAK and Q-O2, 2019, Brussels, BE
  • Titanic Titanic Titanic, within the exhibition ‘Hi VENTILLATION’, Kunstverein Hamburger Bahnhof, 2019, Hamburg, DE
  • Regress Digress, within the exhibition ‘Smeared States’, Showroom Mama, Rotterdam, 2019, NL
  • Limbswoonundergraft, with Gregory Polony, Ltd Academy, 2019, Zurich, CH
  • I GOTTA WIG/GLE for this, within the exhibition ‘I Couldn’t Sleep In My Dream’, Bergen Kunsthall, 2019, Bergen, NO
  • Body Overflowing With Milk Was Stolen Like A Jar, within the exhibition ‘Shelter or Playground’, Centre for Art and Architecture, 2018, Los Angeles, US
  • Signatures, Zentrum Für Kunst Und Medientechnologie, 2018, Karlsruhe, DE
  • Whose Organs Were Those Of A Leopard, Louise Dany, 2018, Oslo, NO
  • SUPERDECADENCE, CAL ARTS, 2018, Valencia, US
  • AAGGINR, Bâtard Festival, Beursschouwburg, 2017, Brussels, BE
  • AAGGINR, Veem House for Performance, 2017, Amsterdam, NL
  • (Intimacy), within the exhibition ‘How Do Buildings Care?’, La Loge, 2017, Brussels, BE
  • Slow Reading Club, within the exhibition ‘Before The Codes’, Palais De La Dynastie, 2017, Brussels, BE

Residencies

  • Fondation CAB, 2021, Brussels, BE
  • Art By Translation, 2019, France, FR

Related Activities

  • Workshop, KASK, 2022, Ghent, BE
  • Workshop, ENSAPC, 2022, Paris, FR
  • Workshop, Züricher Hochschule der Kunst, 2021, Zurich, CH
  • Workshop, Centre for Post-Digital Cultures at Coventry University, 2021, Coventry, UK
  • Workshop, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zurich, 2021, Zurich, CH
  • Workshop, Hochschule Technik und Architektur, 2021, Lausanne, CH
  • Workshop, ENSAPC, 2021, Paris, FR
  • Workshop, ESBA TALM (Angers), 2018, Los Angeles, US
  • Fan Fiction, 2021
  • Body Horror, with a contribution by Maud Jacquin, published by Lafayette Antipations in partnership with EXTRA! At Centre Pompidou, 2020, Paris, FR

Published Work

  • Le Chauffage, edited by Emile Rubino and Felix Rapp, designed by Francesca Percival and Felix Rapp, 2021, Brussels, BE
  • Matchmaker, Art Viewer, 2021
  • Soft Cover Soft Cover, Art Viewer, 2020
  • ‘Unzip’, Pia Louwerens, Tubelight Magazine, 2020
  • ‘Protocoles De Traductions’, Sebastien Pluot, L’Art Meme Magazine, 2019
  • ‘De Theorietekst Als Protagonist’, Lietje Bauwens, Etcetra Magazine, 2017