Willem Vermoere

°1960, De Panne
Lives and works in Ghent

-Studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Gent 1980-1984 KASK / School of Arts / Hogeschool Gent      
-Worked as videomaker in the eighties, photography on assignment in the nineties and early noughties.
-Started teaching photography at the School of Arts / KASK and working on personal projects from 1989 till now.
-Course director of the fine arts department at School of Arts / KASK since 2005 till now.
-Likes to swim

About D R A T E R

The work was made between 2012 and 2014. A few older images (2003-2004) were recuperated from an earlier project. The photographs do not wear captions, they were taken in France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and Italy.

Van Piranesi  naar Buster Keaton

Waar Piranesi fraaie etsen van romeinse ruïnes maakt en zo een rechtzetting van de tijd voor die gebouwen opeist, doen de personages in de films van Buster Keaton heel erg hun best, waarna alles ontzettend misgaat. In die geest van gelijktijdige rechtzetting en ruïnering werd dit werk gemaakt.
Ook in de reeks D R A T E R strijden mislukkingen en precisie met elkaar in ieder beeld.
De woorden DRATER, ATERRA, RETARD, LONGINGS, TAVOLARA , ERRATA, PORTATIF en  INVENZIONE_ zwerven tussen die beelden. Ze duwen de lezing van de foto’s wég van hun beschrijvend karakter en helpen om hun waarheidsgehalte verder te ondergraven.

http://www.willem-vermoere.com

exhibitions

CURATORIAL WORK

# ANGST ESSEN SEELE AUF,

Video, photography and installation works based on themes recurring in the Fassbinder classic film ‘Angst essen Seele auf’ (1973)
A double exhibition both in De Zwarte Zaal Gent B in jan-feb and in the Bielefeld (D) art academy in nov-dec 2014 curated by Axel Grünewald, Jasmin Horozic and Willem Vermoere
Participating artists included: Liam Singelyn, Yves Kerckhoffs, Tom Callemin, Alexander Saenen, Jan Machinski, Lisa Spilliaert, Lore Horré, Io Cooman and Frank Ostyn.

# LOCUS FABRICA,

About the changing landscape in the port of Gent, Belgium. 2005 Exhibition in Caermersklooster, Gent. Participating artists: Tjorven Bruyneel, Sarah Bruyninckx, Michel Petré, Kim Pots,   Bastian Fischer a.o.

# ENTR’ACTE,

About photography and acting. Exhibition in De ZAAL 30/04 - 16/05/2004
Participating artists included: Fien Muller, Hanne Lamon, Lieven Lefere, Charles Verraest, Katrien Vermeire, Jan Lauwers, Annemie Augustijns, Maarten Vandenabeele and Sylvie Crutelle

 

books

# D R A T E R # Book release on june 4th 2015.

The first 100 copies include an original print. 
/ 21*34 cm / 32 pages on Symbol Tatami White / thread bound / 35€ / 
pre-order at: photography@swad.be

# Wunderkammer

An edition about drawing as photography and photography as drawing
by Wouter Coolens and Willem Vermoere 2006, Published by KASK – Hogeschool Gent

http://www.studiolucderycke.be/projects/view/1
http://issuu.com/kaskmag/docs/cahier2

publications