Mathieu Hendrickx’project ‘What is a hand without
a hand’ is a series of propositions around exploring
with our senses the notions of touch and the different
gestures and communications that a hand can convey.
His artistic practice focuses on film and performance,
where both fields influence one another. In his studio
he produces and collects objects, sculptures, collage
of texts, images and sounds that form an eclectic
playground as a starting point for future works. Next
to that, for more than ten years now, he’s been looking
at his own hands, other peoples’ hands, and how they
relate to one another.
Mathieu Hendrickx & invitees
Participants invited by Mathieu: Aya Suzuki, Leendert Hemeryck, Jacob Vanneste, Anabel B, Stephanie Becquet, Alexandra Colmenares Cossio, Flor Declercq, Nick Defour, Wim De Pauw, Juan Duque, Pim Heerkens, Frans Kessels & Mark Exclamation, Nataniel Molamba, Delphine Somers, Daria Szewczuk.
Mathieu Hendrickx studied psychology (2006-2009) at the
University of Ghent and Audiovisual arts at LUCA
School of Arts in Brussels (2009-2013, MA).
In 2014 he founded Messervideo, a Brussels based
videoteam, together with three fellow students from art school. They have worked for i.a. Meg
Stuart Damaged Goods, Two Envelopes 2 @ Atelier
Claus, Youth Orchestra Flanders, Heike Langsdorf,
Beursschouwburg, Galerie Greta Meert, Myriam Van
Imschoot, Goethe Institut, Musée d’Ixelles, Vlaams
Radio Koor, Art Brussels, De Singel, Bas Devos...
Since 2017 he participates every year in the Moerdijk
Sculpture Group, a residency project initiated by Bart
Lescrève & Lieven Debrabandere. Since 2018, he co-
organises this residency together with Bart Lescrève.