Alexis Destoopcontributes to
On-Trade-Off: Routes and Roads
Alexis Destoop is a photographer and filmmaker. He studied philosophy and obtained a postgraduate degree in visual arts from Le Fresnoy, and has developed a research-based, situated practice. His multi-layered constructions in photography, installation and film examine the component elements of storytelling, the experience of time and the processes of identification and memory. In recent years, landscape has become his primary subject matter, which he treats with all its stratified meanings and histories. He has developed a specific interest in the artificiality of landscape, in which it is no longer a natural object but a thoroughly human construct. His recent works have dealt with contested environments where colonial histories and ecological issues are entwined.
Alexis Destoop has presented major installations at: Sonic Acts, De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, Netherlands - 1st Riga Biennale, Latvia - ARGOS Centre for Media Art, Brussels, Belgium - AGNSW,18th Biennale of Sydney, Australia – Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia - SMAK Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent, Belgium - MARTa Museum of Contemporary Art, Herford, Germany - Le Grand Palais, Paris (France), Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, France