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_Katinka de Jonge
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___________Tina Cake Line
___________Atmospheric Measurement Program
___________Nagele Door Nagele
___________On the Shoulders of Giants
___________The Garland Strategy
___________De Buitenlanders
______About
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__________Wellness Centre Future Proof________________
Wellness Centre "Future Proof" is an attempt to reflect and act from the supposition of a ‘potential apocalyptic threat.

Wellness Centre "Future Proof" aspires to add an extra but nevertheless essential dimension to the concept of "common sustainability" in our Anthropocene.

Wellness Centre "Future Proof" starts from the suggestion that it might be more constructive to look at the world as a place of trauma-processing, instead of "prepping”. We are looking for places (these can also be mental / ideological / imaginary places) where the apocalypse has already occured, and want to think about them as locations of a possible revival.




___________'Die Denken dat dat allemaal vanzelf gaat'
_____________Productions External Links
___________The Open Source
___________The Manual Treatment
___________Recipes for Earthly Survival
___________The Open Source_____________
Poppositions, Brussels, BE
Lodgers #14 M HKA, Antwerp, BE
Relaunch Netwerk Aalst, BE
Work Flow, Sint Niklaas, BE
The Open Source is a multi-media installation with a Shell-shaped Fountain, Porcelain Shells and an Audio-guide.

The Story of ‘Water’ and ‘Shell’ are told by tree characters; Eve, Hydra and Snail.
They go into discussion about the ‘planetary currents’ in relation to these protagonists.
During the audio-guide the Listener is asked to carry a porcelain Shell with him/her and in his way charge it with its personal energy. At the end of the tour the Listener can choose whether to ‘free’ the Water inside the Shell and release it in the Open Source (from which it originates) or to take it home for ‘personal purposes’. In this way determining whether or not the apocalypse will occur.
_______Poppositions 2018____________________
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___________Recipes for Earthly Survival_____________
______________Press________________
De Tijd, "Kunstbeurs zonder witte hokjes", 19th of April 2018
Artviewer, Special Feature, Poppositions, 23th of April 2018
An adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s ‘The year of the flood’.

What to eat after the Apocalypse?

The performance consisted of serving of food harvested from the Schelde, the river that flows through Antwerp. The food was presented on plastic waist, also coming from the Schelde. On the menu were rabbit, pigeon, seaweed, oysters, different kinds of herbs and fish.

WORK FLOW, Curated by Wim Wauman, Sint Niklaas (BE), 2018
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installation view, (c) Karina Beumer
installation view, (c) Artviewer
(c) Liesje De Laet
(c) Liesje De Laet
(c) Liesje De Laet
___________The Manual Treatment_________________
Prepare for what is yet to come in Wellness Centre Future Proof. Through different Treatments - from hand creams to elixirs - we heal your stress-body and guide you through your De-civilisation Process, the development of your Protective Shell towards your Revitalisation. Let your Anachronistic Body determine your Future from Now on.
All will be well.


(Excerpt from the flyer, presented as an introduction on the Treatment)
From:
Liesje De Laet
Katinka de Jonge
From:
Liesje De Laet
Katinka de Jonge
With:
Karina Beumer
CCQO
From:
Liesje De Laet
Katinka de Jonge
From:
Liesje De Laet
Katinka de Jonge
Shell, multiple, porcelain, plastic, water, 2018, picture (c) Artviewer
Excerpt 'The open Source', audio tour, 2018
Poster Wellness Centre Future Proof, a2 print on paper, 2018
___________'We zijn naar hier gekomen'
___________'Behold the Keyholders'
___________The Barbarian Citizen
___________Airspace
________Solo
________Collaborations
________Archive
___________T.O.Z.
Under Construction
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Wellness Centre "Future Proof" is an attempt to reflect and act on the threat of a potential apocalypse.

Wellness Centre "Future Proof" aspires to add an extra but nevertheless essential dimension to the concept of "common sustainability" in our Anthropocene. At the core of this complex terminology lies a feeling of deep-seated doubt: if more than 15,000 scientists show that the point of no return has already almost passed, isn’t it time to manage this threat based on the realization that the question of whether ( and how) the apocalypse will take place doesn’t really matter any more?

Wellness Centre "Future Proof" is based on the idea that it is more constructive to look at the world as a place of trauma processing rather than of "prepping”. We are looking for places (these can also be mental / ideological / imaginary places) where the apocalypse has already occurred, and want to think about them as locations of a possible revival.

Within this quest (which may also be called a 'lifestyle'), the term 'Wellness' is used as a concept that, due to its double meaning (firstly as a holistic 'idea of ​​(physical / spiritual) redemption') and secondly as a stripped-down and commercial symbol for 'the good way of living (see also 'lifestyle')), forms an interesting way to think about the idea of sustainability from a non-anthropocentric perspective.
These thoughts are evolving around 3 statements:
* The Future is Common (We need each other)
* The Future is Non-Anthropocentric (Our treatments are All-Inclusive)
* The Future is a Dialogue (We are no Resort/We do not Retreat)
At the same time, this concept implies a strategy that goes beyond '’theory’, but also deals with the development of 'treatments' and 'products', whereby ideas can be tested and put into practice (the revival). In this way the Wellness Centre can contribute to a broader and multidimensional understanding of the term 'wellness', and the project is also an exploration of an artistic strategy around 'fiction and speculation' that will be used to give shape to the Centre.

Wellness Center "Future Proof" is an inherently artistic project, but operates on the border of reality and fiction. This creates the possibility to function both in an artistic and in a non-artistic context. This manifests itself in the shape of a 'booth', and uses commecrial strategies to enter a dialogue with it's passersby. This goes form the offering of different 'products' (artistic multiples) and performative actions in which the 'client' can undergo a treatment to be 'healed'. Whilst doing these actions the dialogue stays an important aspect and will be documented as part of the Future proof Research Departement.


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