As a performance artist, Gosie Vervloessem experiments with the laws
of physics for domestic use. Her work focuses on observing natural
phenomena and asking questions about it. Everything seems so logic,
but what is the logic behind it? In 2014 the focus of Vervloessem’s
work shifted to eating, digestion and indigestion. It resulted in
lecture performances, open labs and an online magazine about slow
processes, invisible friends and foes, about hygiene and control in
the kitchen. How to relate to an unclassifiable world that is chaotic,
unhygienic and messy? became the main topic in her work. Recently
Vervloessem has been pushing the idea of the kitchen as a sanctuary
and a playground for uninvited guests further. Her current research
invites invasive alien species in a domestic setting. What are the
values that underpin invasion ecologies, and how can they be applied
or denied in baking an apple pie?
Former residents and people from Timelab’s broader artists network have gathered occasionally over the years. Since spring 2017, we invited them to take part in the yearly Sprint. We call them Sprinters.