Sarah Hendrickx

Sarah Hendrickx is a visual artist living and working in Mechelen (Belgium). 
Appropriating mostly visual 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.


phd research:

THE BUREAUCREATIVE CLIMATE
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Art Incinerator and creativity disclaimer

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

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

conversations with Cleverbot (Ai)


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.

Equilibrium

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)

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

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.


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.


This car seems to like you

An interactive installation at the BMW showroom in Evere that scans a persons face and looks for the best composition of different BMW car features to match with it, thus creating a whole new BMW car, just for you.

An interactive installation at the BMW showroom in Evere that scans a persons face and looks for the best composition of different BMW car features to match with it, thus creating a whole new BMW car, just for you.

An interactive installation at the BMW showroom in Evere that scans a persons face and looks for the best composition of different BMW car features to match with it, thus creating a whole new BMW car, just for you.

An interactive installation at the BMW showroom in Evere that scans a persons face and looks for the best composition of different BMW car features to match with it, thus creating a whole new BMW car, just for you.

An interactive installation at the BMW showroom in Evere that scans a persons face and looks for the best composition of different BMW car features to match with it, thus creating a whole new BMW car, just for you.

DRAWN 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.


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

"... 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.

95,87% of space well spent

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.

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


how to write as an artist

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

The Distance Between

‘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


‘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.


‘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.


‘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.


the library book

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

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

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.

atlas of all human beings

A publication of two editions in which all possible combinations of humans are displayed by skin, hair and eye colour.