A conversation with Jim Campers and curator Laura Herman

Finissage Forward Escape Into the Past

To celebrate the final day of the exhibition Forward Escape Into the Past De Brakke Grond hosts a conversation with artist Jim Campers and writer/curator Laura Herman (La Loge, De Witte Raaf) moderated by and in collaboration with Amsterdam based Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee

The artist talk will take place on Saturday 13th of October from 3:30 pm onwards. Join the conversation and ceise the possibility to view Forward Escape Into the Past in the company of the artist.

Discussing Jim Campers' photographic essay 'Forward Escape Into the Past'

Campers’ artistic practice is underpinned by extensive research. Important sources are the Whole Earth CatalogTerence McKenna’s theory about the influence of psychedelics on human evolution, and the anarchist ideas of Theodore Kaczynski. In the light of his work as fragments of an ever-changing narrative, Laura Herman and Jim Campers talk about his research involving these critical views including Campers' approach towards nature, people and technology.

Forward Escape Into the Past - both an exhibition and a book published by APE - presents two projects by the Antwerp-based artist Jim Campers. In a newly created scenography, alternative scenarios and new connections emerge between the series Let’s Kill the Moonlight and Intranaut. 

For this exhibition Campers devised a scenography reusing old exhibition walls, including any wear and tear. The reusing of walls mirrors the lifestyles of Drop City residents, an autarkic, utopian movement based in Colorado. Living as hunter-gatherers they created their utopian community using locally sourced materials. 

Join us one last time in a unique setting surrounded by the works of Jim Campers for a duo-interview moderated by Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee

▶︎ Drinks will be served as of 3:30 pm
▶︎ Talk starts at 4:30 pm and will be in English


▶︎ Laura Herman currently serves as a curator at La Loge, a Brussels-based space dedicated to contemporary art, architecture, and theory, and she is editor of De Witte Raaf, a bimonthly art journal distributed in Belgium and The Netherlands.



▶︎ More information on Forward Escape Into the Past