-"IT'S NOT ABOUT "IMMORTALIZING" AN ENVIRONMENT,
IT'S ABOUT FREEZING AN ATMOSPHERE AND SIMULTANEOUSLY REANIMATE IT"
earlier work-domain <008734> RADIO CONTROLLED UNDERWATER CAMERA -STEALTH -
GUSTAV born as Robert Koeck (Brussels / Belgium 1971) conceptual imaging > experimental science/art > interdimensional datadating > atmosphere reanimator
_ LUCA SCHOOL OF ARTS BRUSSELS (B) (KUL-university) "master interior & furniture design" (1996 magna cum laude / laureate furniture design)
Earlier work domain: interior-/ furniture design (cfr "dubrovnik" , double chaise longue underneath) , scenography, object ("008734" (cfr "projects") radio controlled
underwater camera / espionage purposes / stealth - Lockheed - NASA), and art.
Projects under the name of his own project offices "orbit96", "target-locked" and "man-machine"
_ PROFESSOR / ACADEMIC" hands on"-design studios at "LUCA SCHOOL OF ARTS" (KUL-university) / Belgium (campus St-Lukas Brussels & St-Lucas Ghent (Belgium).
characteristic for each of his projects is the experimental "misuse" of technical devices, the conversion of existing devices and even build his own tools
to capture images in uncommon ways. This, always out of a "focused serendipity", which means that he always wants to be amazed by the outcome.
In his work he evolved from a larger scale (architecture/interior) over smaller scales (furniture and object) to experimental art. He regularly switches
between 2D and 3D within the experiment: "shadow becomes matter", "volume becomes a spacial collection of point clouds" or "overlapping 360° photo
compositions become distorted 3D printed bodies...
"research and experiment" / DIY-developed image-capturing techniques / equipement & toolbuilder, provoking extreme environment conditions/
accurate research and experiment + a healthy dose of serendipity, always resulting in a synthesis image or spacial installation.
All experimental work takes root in a "think process, not product"-point of view. Photoshop or other post-processing techniques is never used.
All manipulations of the image take place during the recording / shutter time which he likes to call "premature pixel interventions".