Rodney Place’s multi-disciplinary and multi-media work focuses largely on art and urbanism, whether as satirical commentary, activism, or permanent installation. He works thematically with different elements making up a project, fashion, photography, drawing, painting and sculpture, video and performance works.
Rodney Place makes large-scale sculpture/land-art/urban installations, such as The Lost World of the Pacific – Nowhere’s Arc (1996); Flight from Egypt (1997); City Bowl (1997); African Bowl (2001); New Skins-New Skeletons (2003), – as well as performance and video works – Couch Dancing (1996); The Washing of the Soaps (2000); RETREKS unSUNg CITY (2000); City without Walls (2004); Pole-Land (1st version 2005); F..klore (2006-). Retreks (1999-2002) explored emerging Johannesburg through four social viewpoints and Infections of the Void (2002-) bridges between the post-territories of South Africa and Central Europe.
Rodney studied at the Architectural Association in London, and has lived and worked in over 20 countries, presenting his work to a variety of audiences and at festivals worldwide. In 1982, he founded The Laboratory of Uncertainty, a ten-year collaborative project involving installation and fiction writing, offering studios as a visiting artist/architect throughout the USA and Canada. In 1996, he founded in Johannesburg, ZAR Works, an art, architecture and production company.
Tuesday 10/01/2012 – 10h00 till 17h00
Tuesday 31/01/2012 – 10h00 till 17h00
Wednesday 01/02/2012 – 10h00 till 17h00
Thursday 02/02/2012 – 10h00 till 17h00
Sint-Lukas Brussels University College of Art & Design
Transmedia – Paleizenstraat 70 – 1030 Brussels – Belgium