The projection project

15 december 2006 - 25 februari 2007


Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen

The projection project investigates how art offers alternatives to projections we are faced with every day: a dominance of phantasmagorical creation of images that permeate daily reality by politics, commerce and the entertainment industry through the medium of technology. 


Projection often occurs in all kinds of formats in the practice of art and in thinking about visual culture. The many meanings of projection are the result of a development in which very different fields of knowledge sometimes interact: physics, geometry, cartography, optics, psychology, the fine arts and show business.

However, the concept of projection has not been used as a topic very often, perhaps because of its complexity; it unites mathematical and cultural visualisation, and actions of the unconscious and active consciousness. At the same time, projection is omnipresent, in both the literal and figurative sense. We are living in an escapist culture of fantasies and wishful visions right through to often downright delusions.

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