20-something

Ode de Kort

Age: 25
Location: Antwerp
odedekort.be

Embodying her art in ways both playful and carefully studied, Ode de Kort is a photography graduate currently undertaking a PhD project at Hasselt University. Mixing photos, sculptural installations, videos and performances, her current focus (in her words) ‘draws from corporeal experiences, permitting notions of play and language to synchronise’. Current obsessions are the shapes O and U, the performative aspects of work and linguistic formulations, and the esoteric concepts of ‘table-thinking’ and ‘readingUreading’. If none of this makes sense, that’s okay too: Ode’s art is herself, her trip, and she’s a more than a willing guide to take you through it.

Photo by Catherine Lemblé

I become U become I, as U walk, as U walks, I I.

 

Note from Ode: Dear Subbacultcha, I tried to provide you with answers containing the same amount of words as your questions.

What is your specialty?
I’m no no expert.

How do people know you?
If so, I don’t know.

Are you part of a crew?
I belong no to no cr-U.

How did peers influence your life?
Once I was O, now 25.

Do you have an exhibition/concert/show soon?
A groupshow at SpazioA, celebrating its tenth anniversary.

What will the second part of 2018 bring you?
Six months: July, August, September, October, November and December.

What is the latest/future project you are working on?
I work with oval shapes such as O and U.

If so, what is the most important thing you’ve learned?
More so so. If no, there you go, no so.

Is there anyone in your scene who needs more attention?
ADW: because of his unnoticed masterpiece De Geraardsbergse Mattentaart: Histories.

Do you regret any time you gave in to peer pressure?
Don’t worry, no pressure, any time, all good, be cool man …

Do you think it is important to have a good social entourage?
O, it’s O, O around me, O so many. O is K.

If so, what is the most important thing you’ve learned from it?
First first be be good good to to U U self self.

Do you experience peers more like a positive or a negative phenomenon?
Phew! No Me Non. Few non me know me, no know none.

Who is the person that most influenced you throughout your development in life?
I become U become I, as U walk, as U walks, I I.

Do you feel the need to stay conform to those around you or not at all?
No, I do not at all feel the need to stay conform to those around me.