For the fourth time we invited young artists to create new work for our festival. Since last year we collaborate together with bkkc on a shared exhibition by artists that are not yet graduated, or did so less than 5 years ago at a Brabant art academy. For the first time we invited artists to submit themselves for New Jacks 4.0. Of all these submission 5 artists were selected, they will work with the theme: “You are Incubate”. Among the selected artists is Jordy Koevoets, we asked several question to get to know him better.
Which things/places inspire you?
Banalities and absurdities we consider as normal, they are part of every day life. On the other hand I’m dealing with my own imaginary utopia.
What are your idols and why?
Universal and hollywood star/celeb Paris Hilton plays an import part in my proces. She is one of my favorite targets. On one hand I adore her, she is so famous and rich by doing nothing, on the other hand I think she is one of the most stupid persons in the world. I admire her, feel sorry for her, paparazzi everywhere, but that is one of the reasons of her succes. An schizofrenic position from me to Paris Hilton.
When did you know you wanted to be an artist?
Always, never doubt about it. When I was studying Biology, after 4 years I made a radical decision: finishing this hopeless study and switch tot the art academy. Something I actually wanted the most.
What are you showing at New Jacks 4.0?
For New Jacks 4.0 I’m presenting The Plastic Fantastic Wedding and Divorce Wall. Its a wall, inspired by the wedding chapels in Las Vegas, where people can marry and divorce in a split second.
Are you looking for a particular reaction from the audience?
First of all I want to show you my idea. Furthermore I want to see If the audience plays the game, are the participating yes or no. Will they walk through and leave with a smile or will the reject the idea and installation?
Have you seen previous New Jacks exhibitions? What did you like the most there?
Yes, I’ve seen previous New Jacks. The work of Paul Geelen last year; a black painted window and the never existed elevator – because of the stories he told me about the two works. I was fooled by the elevator, and went back the next day to study its detail.
The New Jacks 4.0 exhibition will be open from Thursday September 6th to September 30th at bkkc / Ticket and info center and features work by Jordy Koevoets, Petra van Noort, Angela de Weijer, Robert Lombarts and Erik van Liere.