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The Living Room: Céline Mathieu (STRT-Kit)

An evening in The Living Room with Céline Mathieu (STRT-Kit) presenting "Dog. Rooster. Pig"

From 17 to 19 h
Kielsevest 23 - 25, 2018 Antwerpen

‘Dog. Rooster. Pig.’ is a presentation with new works by Céline Mathieu (°1989, BE). Her multi-disciplinary practice often involves play and neological constructions to make significance with what seems insignificant at first sight. Found objects and snippets of text all breathing that one fume that alarms her. For this presentation, she will be displaying objects with a slight performative character, which she encountered and mounted in her studio at AIR Antwerpen & Studio Start in the course of the past few months. A play on signification, physicality, and text. Sinking deep into the Living Room.


there is two lemons on the microwave
and a plastic pear on the closet in the living room
I like to look at them,
one has pores,
the other one doesn't

there is two types of blue on sponges
there is a folded plastic sheet
on which my grandmother drew a horse
she asked me to give it to my mother

there is blue eyeshadow on a picture I named a few years ago
and two colours of plasticine
I kept them because
I like to look at them

Céline Mathieu (°1989) is an artist, writer and performer based in Antwerp. Her work investigates minds, selves and 21st-century artefacts. It mainly takes the shape of prose, objects, essays and performances.
As CMMC, Céline Mathieu has been collaborating with Myrthe van der Mark on physical and linguistic performances since 2014. Céline Mathieu also works on the editorial design of publications with Christophe Clarijs under the name of Fellow Beings. She is a participant of Kunsthuis SYB’s writing program and STRT-Kit 2018. She has a Master of Art in Graphic Design and a Master of Research in Art and Design.


STRT-Kit is an international development year-program for visual artists based in Antwerp by Studio Start in collaboration between AIR Antwerpen, (H)Art, Kunsthal Extra City and with the financial support from Stad Antwerpen and the Flemisch Community.

STRT-Kit 2018: Jeroen Bocken, Céline Mathieu, Ans Mertens, Puck Vonk, Chloë Delanghe