Sarah Hendrickx

Sarah Hendrickx

Sarah Hendrickx (PhD) is a visual artist living and working in Mechelen (Belgium). 
Appropriating visual and conceptual aspects of scientific and economic methodologies, Hendrickx's work is a response on contemporary and future society, injecting it with new metaphors and alternative systems

Sarah Hendrickx


phd research:

THE BUREAUCREATIVE AGE

A parafiction on the aftermath of the creative industries

Sarah Hendrickx
Sarah Hendrickx
Sarah Hendrickx
Sarah Hendrickx
Sarah Hendrickx
Sarah Hendrickx

Art Incinerator and creativity disclaimer

Sarah Hendrickx - Fair Arts Almanac SOTA

The proposal for a contemporary art incinerator which uses the ever-growing amount of unused artworks to generate power.

Fair Arts Almanac SOTA

Drawing and Disclaimer published in the State of the Arts Fair Arts Almanac 2019

Conversations with cleverbot

 

Conversing with cleverbot, an artificial intelligence program that learns from its conversations with others on the internet, is an attempt to 'educate' cleverbot and to create a friendship between artist and AI. 

Sarah Hendrickx
Sarah Hendrickx
Sarah Hendrickx
Sarah Hendrickx
Sarah Hendrickx

Equilibrium

Sarah Hendrickx

Equilibrium: the condition of a system in which all competing influences are balanced

Collecting stones from a beach will, if carried out regularly, lighten that beach over a considerable period of time. However, as the stones cannot be ‘unmade’, that is to say, dispersed beyond the confines of this planet (unless loaded into a modified Saturn V and blasted towards Mars), redistributing the stones elsewhere on this planet — for instance, to one’s mantelpiece — achieves a kind of Malthusian balance. In other words, the mantelpiece accepts the weight that has been removed from the beach, resulting in a Gaian equilibrium of harmony.“ 
(Collecting Stones from a Beach by Professor Stafford McQueen)

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Equilibrium: the condition of a system in which all competing influences are BALANCED

“What would happen if we put all the rocks on one side of the earth?” was the question the artist posted on internet blogs, waiting for answers that might tell her more about the impact which a big amount of a small entity can have on a whole system. Sarah Hendrickx’s work Equilibrium: The condition of a system in which all competing influences are balanced, shown at Sierre’s new art space MAXXX, addresses this question and some of the answers in several works.


On the left: Lien Hüwels

Sarah Hendrickx

Equilibrium: the condition of a system in which all competing influences are balanced

Installation with video, imprints on blue sunprint paper and a map of stone-movements; currently including two venues and two exhibitions (Sierre and Vilnius). The work follows the traveling of a series of stones throughout the cities and reflects on automatic migration and human impact on nature.

Sarah Hendrickx

Equilibrium: the condition of a system in which all competing influences are balanced

Installation with video, imprints on blue sunprint paper and a map of stone-movements; currently including two venues and two exhibitions (Sierre and Vilnius). The work follows the traveling of a series of stones throughout the cities and reflects on automatic migration and human impact on nature.

Sarah Hendrickx

Equilibrium: the condition of a system in which all competing influences are balanced

Installation with video, imprints on blue sunprint paper and a map of stone-movements; currently including two venues and two exhibitions (Sierre and Vilnius). The work follows the traveling of a series of stones throughout the cities and reflects on automatic migration and human impact on nature.

Sarah Hendrickx

Equilibrium: the condition of a system in which all competing influences are balanced

Installation with video, imprints on blue sunprint paper and a map of stone-movements; currently including two venues and two exhibitions (Sierre and Vilnius). The work follows the traveling of a series of stones throughout the cities and reflects on automatic migration and human impact on nature.


Sarah Hendrickx

Equilibrium: the condition of a system in which all competing influences are balanced

Installation with video, imprints on blue sunprint paper and a map of stone-movements; currently including two venues and two exhibitions (Sierre and Vilnius). The work follows the traveling of a series of stones throughout the cities and reflects on automatic migration and human impact on nature.


Sarah Hendrickx

Equilibrium: the condition of a system in which all competing influences are balanced

Installation with video, imprints on blue sunprint paper and a map of stone-movements; currently including two venues and two exhibitions (Sierre and Vilnius). The work follows the traveling of a series of stones throughout the cities and reflects on automatic migration and human impact on nature.


the library book

Sarah Hendrickx

An ongoing project of library books without an anti-theft sticker and serial number, infiltrating in libraries and asking visitors to register its travel.

Sarah Hendrickx

These books currently can be found at the library of Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Vilnius and Bonheiden.

DRAWN WITH the right side of the brain

Sarah Hendrickx

Sound-installation on the 'creative power of the right part of the brain', 4 posters and drawings made with the Right Side of the Brain.


Sarah Hendrickx

Sound-installation on the 'creative power of the right part of the brain', 4 posters and drawings made with the Right Side of the Brain.


Sarah Hendrickx

Sound-installation on the 'creative power of the right part of the brain', 4 posters and drawings made with the Right Side of the Brain.


Sound-installation on the 'creative power of the right part of the brain', 4 posters and drawings made with the Right Side of the Brain.


Rhythmic Applause

Sarah Hendrickx

"... Ik ben mijn eigen passiviteit beu, sta recht en sla mijn handen op elkaar. Eerst snel, enkele bijzittenden volgen mijn enthousiasme. Daarna langzaam opbouwend vertraag ik, luider en luider. Volhardend hoor ik dat verschillende enkelingen mijn tempo overnemen. We blijven applaudisseren. Als een kleine eenheid infiltreren we binnen het geheel en besmetten zo de volledige zaal. Een allerlaatste, overweldigend applaus, met mij als dirigent."

The study of the phenomenon of rhythmic applause, when a chaotic applause transforms into a rhythmic clapping of hands.

The work was shown at the BIN (Belgian Institute for Normalisation) exhibition 'Views from above' in Turnhout.

THE PRESSURE TO PERFORM

95,87% of space well spent

Sarah Hendrickx

Artists were given the possibility to fill in empty space in the city of Antwerp with artistic value.

Artists were given the possibility to fill in empty space in the city of Antwerp with artistic value.

Sarah Hendrickx

Artists were given the possibility to fill in empty space in the city of Antwerp with artistic value.


how to write as an artist

Sarah Hendrickx

A handy booklet that helps you write like a true artist.

The Distance Between

Sarah Hendrickx

‘The Distance Between’ – exhibition is the result of an international one-week intensive workshop titled ‘mapping a site’. The project is located in the Rosemary District and Five Points area, (Sarasota, Florida).

People from the local community are asked to take part by creating their own flags and planting them in a place they feel connected to or a place of personal significance. The idea to use a flag is based on the historical act of Lewis Colson who in 1884 drove a stake at Five Points marking the hub of the town of Sarasota. The flag is a symbol connecting the historical with the present and at the same moment it is a way to map out individual people and their experiences and to make the diversity of the area more visible.

Photo by Karen Arango


Sarah Hendrickx

‘The Distance Between’ – exhibition is the result of an international one-week intensive workshop titled ‘mapping a site’. The project is located in the Rosemary District and Five Points area, (Sarasota, Florida).

People from the local community are asked to take part by creating their own flags and planting them in a place they feel connected to or a place of personal significance. The idea to use a flag is based on the historical act of Lewis Colson who in 1884 drove a stake at Five Points marking the hub of the town of Sarasota. The flag is a symbol connecting the historical with the present and at the same moment it is a way to map out individual people and their experiences and to make the diversity of the area more visible.


Sarah Hendrickx

‘The Distance Between’ – exhibition is the result of an international one-week intensive workshop titled ‘mapping a site’. The project is located in the Rosemary District and Five Points area, (Sarasota, Florida).

People from the local community are asked to take part by creating their own flags and planting them in a place they feel connected to or a place of personal significance. The idea to use a flag is based on the historical act of Lewis Colson who in 1884 drove a stake at Five Points marking the hub of the town of Sarasota. The flag is a symbol connecting the historical with the present and at the same moment it is a way to map out individual people and their experiences and to make the diversity of the area more visible.


Sarah Hendrickx

‘The Distance Between’ – exhibition is the result of an international one-week intensive workshop titled ‘mapping a site’. The project is located in the Rosemary District and Five Points area, (Sarasota, Florida).

People from the local community are asked to take part by creating their own flags and planting them in a place they feel connected to or a place of personal significance. The idea to use a flag is based on the historical act of Lewis Colson who in 1884 drove a stake at Five Points marking the hub of the town of Sarasota. The flag is a symbol connecting the historical with the present and at the same moment it is a way to map out individual people and their experiences and to make the diversity of the area more visible.


TIC TAC TOE

Silkscreen on acrylic plate

432 magnets

Video work with 432 magnets, starting from a fixed grid while attracting one another or pushing each other off.

Spatial impression of prime numbers 2-97

Installation view at the exhibition All will become clear in Antwerp.

Sarah Hendrickx

 EXHIBITIONS

THE BUREAUCREATIVE AGE (2022)

M HKA Antwerp
Inbox
Solo exhibition and film screening

RESEARCH EXHIBITION (2021)

Showroom St Lucas Antwerp
Research Exhibition

Open Arte Expo Exit (2021)

Artenova Mechelen
Group exhibition

5 DAYS TO MAKE HAPPIER ARTISTS (2018)

Showroom St Lucas Antwerp
Solo project/exhibition

FUTURES NOW (2017)

Kunsthal Extra City Antwerp, samengesteld door Nico Dockx, Geert Goiris en Kurt Vanbelleghem
Group exhibition

Manama Papers (2016)

Venue SdWorx, Antwerp
Group exhibition

OPEN SITES: SPOREN (2016)

City of Ypres (5-18 September 2016)
One week residency and open air group exhibition

Views from Above (2015)

BIN (Belgian Institute for Normalisation), Patersstraat 55, Turnhout
Group exhibition

Giants and Souvenirs (2014)

Akademija Gallery, Pillies str. 44/2, Vilnius, Lithuania
Group exhibition

YOUTH: Portraits of artists, betwe en freedom and fight (2014)

Maison Particulière, Rue du Châtelain 49, Brussels
Group exhibition

EQUILIBRIUM: A system in which all competing influences are balanced (2014)

Duo Exhibition with Swiss-based artist Richard Jean, Avenue Max Hubert, Sierre, Switzerland.
In collaboration with Château Mercier and ECAV Sierre

THE STRUCTURAL IMPERFECTIONS OF CONTROL (2013)

Époque, Grote Markt 1, Antwerp

US (2013)

Hal, Bleekhofstraat 22, Antwerp
Group exhibition curated by Benny Van den Meulengracht Vrancx

CROSS EXAMINATIONS #3
THESE AND OTHER WORKS
Explaining Belgian Art to a Foreigner (2012)

Extra City Antwerp
Group exhibition curated by Mihnea Mircan

 THE DISTANCE BETWEEN (2012)

21 Central Avenue, Sarasota, Florida, United States of America
Group exhibition curated by Kurt Vanbelleghem

ALGEMENE BEPALINGEN: TOEPASSINGSGEBIED (2012)

LOKAAL 01 Antwerp
Residency period and exhibition in cooperation with Liesbeth Doms and Chloé Dierckx, coördinated by Mihnea Mircan, Frederik Vergaert and Robin Vanbesien

Het gat in de kunst (ON HOLES, BUMPS AND DARKNESS)
(2012)

Gallery Apostrof Deurne
Group exhibition curated by Hans Theys and Wouter Bolangier