The Atmospheric Measurement Program, subsequently listed as AMP, is a trans-mediative organization which does atmospheric measurements.
By doing so, AMP examines Reality Experience. Using Mediums as a transmitter of Life Events, AMP distillates ‘essentials’ and creates a lucidity towards an external body. It brings these ‘essentials’ towards the surface, and so generates a 'repercussion' which results in a parallel perception of Reality Experience.
Former Treatments contain:
- The Water Treatment, for which a series of waters was generated to hydrate and charge people participating in a cycling tour
- The Mineral Treatment, for which the Mediums of AMP documented all the performances of the Belgium Performance Festival and generated a repercussion by channelling the data into Tibetan quartz (see pictures below)
- The Turner Treatment, where the 'exhibition booth' of CIAP, an art centre in Hasselt, was brought into balance with the surrounding space by turning it around it's own axis (see pictures below)
- The Whether or Not Assumptions, for a group exhibition a fictive artist was invented and functioned as a connecting narrative between the artists participating in the show. The show was presented as a solo show from this fictive artist (see pictures below)
__________________Turner Treatment, CIAP, Hasselt, 2016______________
________________The Whether or not Assumptions, Paris Texas, Antwerp, 2017_________________
_____________The Mineral Treatment, Belgium Performance Festival, VUB, Brussels, 2016______
_Katinka de Jonge
Commissioned by CIAP, the Turner Treatment aims to re-establish the energetic balance of 'Het Kabinet' with the surrounding space. With the visitors on the opening of the show the whole space ['muurstructuur'/'wall structure'] would be turned around it's own axis, through which the energy of all the former presentations of other artists could flow out of the space and so the balance with its surroundings would be restored.
Together with this AMP developed a theoretic file that explained the treatment. This was read out loud on the opening.
________________The Whether or not Assumptions, Paris Texas, Multiple, 2017
________________The Whether or not Assumptions, TWONA, Paris Texas, Multiple, 2017
The TWONA book was used as a guidline during the seance where we called for the spirit of Merlyn T. Miller.
_____________Greenstar Speculation, When the dogs Bark, the Caravan moves on, groupshow, MAF, Antwerp, 2016_____________
The Whether or not Assumptions [TWONA] was a groupshow in Paris Texas, a gallery in Antwerp, initiated by Wouter Van Loo. Van Loo invited six female artists that were somehow in the same point in their artstic career [Karina Beumer, Erin Helsen, Fia Cielen, Karolien Chromiak, Liesje De Laet and Katinka de Jonge] to join.
Liesje De Laet and Katinka de Jonge were participating under their fictive company name AMP. Questioning the concept of the show [the decision to invite only female artists] they proposed to add a 'fictive layer' over the exhibition, which could form the framework that shaped the connection between the artists participating.
The group then decided to transform the show into a soloshow of one fictive artist, named Merlyn T. Miller.
AMP then reacted with works that anticipated on the formation of this fictive figure, and wrote a fictive novel, organised a seance, and made 'name-cards' that reframed the works in the exhibition space. Next to this they provided the press release of the show where the voice of Merlyn T. Miller was included.
For The Mineral Treatment AMP collected the memories of 24 performances during the Belgium Performance Festival in Brussels, and transferred the energies into quarz [the most sustainable way of Data-storage].
After the festival all the crystals with stored energy and data were sent to the performers of the festival, in this way it was possible for the performers to feel the radiation of the complete festival, from which they all had missed particular parts because of the execution of their own performance.
Greenstar Speculation is a Treatment AMP developed for a groupshow in a building that was being offered for sale by the Real Estate Company Greenstar.
AMP created a presentation booth and [green-keyed] video playing with the name 'Greenstar', but at the same time offering a critical framework to reflect about the notion of gentrification and the role of art spaces by real estate speculation.
They made a video and provided a 'Green Key' for the building.
_____________Green Star Speculation, stils from video, AMP, 2016
___________Tina Cake Line
___________Nagele Door Nagele
___________On the Shoulders of Giants
__________The Garland Strategy
__________Atmospheric Measurement Program__________
___________Wellness Centre Future Proof
__________"Die Denken dat dat allemaal vanzelf gaat"
___________Green Star Speculation, MAF, Ruimte voo ractuele Kunst, Antwerp (BE)
___________The Whether or Not Assumptions, Paris Texas, Antwerp (BE)
___________Turner Treatment, CIAP, Hasselt (BE)
___________Mineral Treatment, Belgian Performance Festival, Brussels (BE)
___________Golden Handshake, 'Relation-Gift', clay, 2016 - ongoing
Liesje De Laet
Katinka de Jonge
________________Seance, The Whether or not Assumptions, TWONA, Paris Texas, 2017