Born 1960 in Ypres, Belgium, Edith Dekyndt lives and works in Tournai, Belgium.
Her practice embraces video, drawing and sculpture. It is grounded in a meticulous observation of natural forces and physical phenomena, as they take place on a daily basis, but not always visually appear to us. Her experiments do not relate to any scientific analyses but are presented as figures of contemplation and reflection. The experience of her work often confronts us with the insufficiency of our visual perception and demands a wider perception that includes emotion, intuition and imagination. This imagination component in the structure of meaning may be related to certain conceptual strategies in which a work of art completes itself in the experience and the thoughts of the viewer.
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
For the past twenty years, Edith Dekyndt has been redefining the interdependence of the artwork and its exhibition context by relocating her work's experiments in a more extended spatiality and temporality—that of the world's ecosystem. This catalog offers a selective approach of her work on the occasion of a joint exhibition at Le Consortium and Wiels.