Oona Libens (b)
from May 7th until 13th Oona Libens is working on a new project which will premier in the fall of 2018
Oona Libens (1987) is a Belgian-Swedish artist. Her work revolves around media-archaeology and the history of the (moving) image. She develops a distinct universe by creating a dialogue between historic and recent media phenomena — from shadow theatre as the most primitive form of the moving image, by way of the magic lantern, the computer or TV screen, to today’s entertainment society and Google. With her performances Oona Libens tries to broaden our experience of the image and the screen, to create an analogue virtual reality and to make an entertainment machine that is slow, hesitates, falters and fails. Since her graduation from KASK Gent in 2012 she has been working on a series of poetic-scientific lectures dealing with topics such as the universe, the sea, time and the human body.