Wouter De Vleeschouwer
Letter experiment by Philippe Van Snick, 11.1969
06.02 – 12.02
In November 1969, more than 300 people in Belgium and abroad receive a mysterious envelope. The envelopes have the same content: three small white sheets of paper. On these slips, respectively, one of the following English sentences is typed:
BETWEEN THOSE TWO STRIPES YOU CAN NOTE A DISTANCE OF A MILLION BETWEEN YOU & ME
PLEASE WRITE ME A LETTER
VAN SNICK PHILIPPE ST. PIETERSAALSTSTRAAT 110 GENT
Thanks to: Philippe Van Snick Estate (Marijke Dekeukeleire, Benedicte Goesaert, Camille Bladt), Simon Delobel, Koen Brams and Thomas Peeters.
The Letters Project
In 2022-2023, KIOSK together with the research group Ghent, playing field of the visual arts (1957-1987), will focus on letters from or to people from Ghent, or concerning the Ghent art scene. The letters are selected for their content, but also for their form.
For a whole year, the group will present a different letter every week in KIOSK, and will highlight its context or the questions it raises. During these presentations, the letter (or a facsimile) will be shown, possibly with other artefacts that are mentioned or that can clarify its meaning.
Ghent, playing field of the visual arts (1957-1987) consists of Naninga Lens, Sofie Frederix, Wouter De Vleeschouwer, Koen Brams and Godart Bakkers. For The Letters Project the group is reinforced by Simon Delobel and some guests.