Damien & The Love Guru

Dedication (Conspiracy Knot)
2022
Recto: Gesso, letraset and photo prints on woven satin ribbons, push pins
Verso: UV print on brushed aluminum, adhesive felt circles
100 × 58,5 cm
Dedication (Conspiracy Knot)
2022
Recto: Gesso, letraset and photo prints on woven satin ribbons, push pins
Verso: UV print on brushed aluminum, adhesive felt circles
100 × 58,5 cm
Dedication (Become Plain Glass)
2022
Recto: Letraset on woven satin ribbons, gifted t-shirt
75 × 47,5 cm
Dedication (Six Colour Rainbow)
2022
Recto: Gesso and letraset on woven satin ribbons, found diapositives, LED light box, pine
Verso: UV print on brushed aluminum
88 × 56 cm
Dedication (Six Colour Rainbow)
2022
Recto: Gesso and letraset on woven satin ribbons, found diapositives, LED light box, pine
Verso: UV print on brushed aluminum
88 × 56 cm
Dedication (“Scoundrel, do you bite me again?”)
2022
Recto: Letraset on woven satin ribbons, plywood
94 × 71 cm
Dedication (Xtreme Terror Hard Vibration)
2022
Recto: Letraset and photo prints on woven satin ribbons, collage and gesso on MDF
Verso: UV print on brushed aluminum
92 × 57 cm
Dedication (Xtreme Terror Hard Vibration)
2022
Recto: Letraset and photo prints on woven satin ribbons, collage and gesso on MDF
Verso: UV print on brushed aluminum
92 × 57 cm
Dedication (Si muero)
2022
Recto: Gesso, letraset and risograph prints on woven satin ribbons, push pins
Verso: UV print on brushed aluminum
67 × 55 cm
Dedication (Si muero)
2022
Recto: Gesso, letraset and risograph prints on woven satin ribbons, push pins
Verso: UV print on brushed aluminum
67 × 55 cm
SF
2022
Scanned copy of the screenplay for “Aliens” (dir: James Cameron, 1986), tape, laser print on A4 paper, wooden shelf
32 × 21 × 159 cm (detail view)
Installation view
13 dedications
Damien & The Love Guru, Brussels, 2022
Installation view
13 dedications
Damien & The Love Guru, Brussels, 2022
Installation view
Soft Cover Soft Cover

With Gregory Polony and Eleanor Ivory Weber
Damien & The Love Guru, Brussels, 2020
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
Horizon Sucker
2019
Installation view
MAK Schindler House, Los Angeles, 2019
Horizon Sucker
2019
Two channel video, audio, satin ribbons, stitching, steel frame
Installation view
MAK Schindler House, Los Angeles, 2019

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 collective 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. SRC does not aim at deconstruction or even comprehension of the texts in hands, but at the production of a kind of excess: to temporarily suspend criticality for intimacy and to negotiate agencies with the text.

Upcoming

  • Learning, BOEKS, Ghent, 2024 (solo)
  • The Blues, Slow Reading Session, United In Grief festival, Neumarkt, Zurich, 20 Jan 2024

Solo & duo exhibitions

  • 13 dedications, Damien & The Love Guru, Brussels, 2022
  • Soft Cover Soft Cover, with Gregory Polony and Eleanor Ivory Weber, Damien & The Love Guru, Brussels, 2020
  • Whose Organs Were Those of a Leopard, Louise Dany, Oslo, 2018

Selected group exhibitions

  • Matchmaker, hosted by Damien & The Love Guru for Various Others, Loggia, Munich, 2021
  • Rosa Rosa Rosae, Maison Pelgrims, Brussels, 2021
  • Time Capsule 2045, Palais des Beaux-Arts De Paris, 2021
  • Ticker Tape, NICC, Antwerp and Brussels, 2021
  • Inexisistant Books, Printroom, Rotterdam, 2020
  • Shelter or Playground, MAK Schindler House, Los Angeles, 2019
  • The Tyranny of Distance, ESBA TALM, Angers/ Tin Flats, Los Angeles, 2018

Performances

  • Practicable 5, Slow Reading Session, Festival Sâlmon, Hangar, Barcelona, 2023
  • Slow Reading Adèle Rosenfeld, Slow Reading Session, Kemmler Foundation, Berlin, 2023
  • Special Effects, Slow Reading Session, Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich, 2022
  • Remote Control, Slow Reading Session, Dortmunder Kunstverein, 2022
  • headless, Slow Reading Session,WIELS, Brussels, 2022
  • dearest, Slow Reading Session, Dortmunder Kunstverein, 2022
  • Public Fountains, Dortmunder Kunstverein, 2021
  • Road Movie, Reading, Durations, Brussels, 2021
  • Future Perfect Continuous Tense, Cabaret Voltaire & Theater Neumarkt, Zurich (online), 2021
  • The Large Bathers, Slow Reading Session, KAAP, Ostend. In the context of Dansand, 2021
  • YES, Lafayette Anticipations, Paris (online), 2020
  • As for the bed straightened by visible hands only it is huge, Slow Reading Session, Kunstcentrum Vooruit, Ghent, 2020
  • Signatures, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 2019
  • Titanic Titanic Titanic, Slow Reading Session, Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg, 2019
  • Readers Digress, Slow Reading Session, Showroom Mama, Rotterdam, 2019
  • I GOTTA / wig / gle for this, Slow Reading Session, Bergen Kunsthall, 2019
  • Body Overflowing with Milk was Stolen Like a Jar, Slow Reading Session, MAK Schindler House, Los Angeles, 2019
  • Signatures, Zentrum Für Kunst Und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, 2019
  • Limbswoonundergraft, Slow Reading Session, Ltd Academy, Zurich, 2018
  • Whose Organs Were Those of a Leopard, Slow Reading Session, Louise Dany, Oslo, 2018
  • (Intimacy), Slow Reading Session, La Loge, Brussels, 2017
  • Before The Codes, Slow Reading Session, Palais De La Dynastie, Brussels. In the context of Kunstenfestivaldesarts, 2017

Residencies

  • Jester, Genk, 2023–2024
  • Fondation CAB, Brussels, 2021
  • Art by Translation, Angers/Los Angeles, 2018–2019

Related activities

  • Workshop, ENSAPC Cergy, Paris, 2023
  • Public lecture, HISK – A Different Path series, Brussels, 2023
  • Workshop, ZHDK, Zurich 2022
  • Workshop, Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam, 2022
  • Workshop, KASK, Ghent, 2022
  • Public lecture, KASKLezingen, Ghent, 2022
  • Workshop, ENSAPC, Paris, 2022
  • Workshop, ZHDK, Zurich 2021
  • Workshop, ETH, Zurich, 2021
  • Workshop, ENSAPC Cergy, Paris, 2021
  • The Age of Oil (bootleg), self published booklet. Text by Duncan Smith, edition of 50, 2022
  • Fan Fiction, self Published booklet, texts by Joyelle McSweeney and Bill Dietz, edition of 150, 2021
  • Body Horror, booklet, texts by Virgilio Piñera, Brooke Palmieri and Slow Reading Club, Lafayette Anticipations, edition of 1000, 2020
  • YES, zipfile on thumb drive, unlimited edition, 2020
  • Folding Shirt, longsleeve T-shirt in collaboration with ADDLABEL, edition of 20, 2019

Published work

  • Warm Buttons, magazine contribution, Le Chauffage, issue 2, 2021