Unforced Errors In The Desert published by MER Paper Kunsthalle, with text from Oscar van den Boogaard and Wim Waelput (EN/NL) (click here to go to the site of the publisher).

Short introduction text by Emmanuel Lambion in the framework of the exhibition Found In Translation, Chapter M curated by Emmanuel Lambion.

Joachim Coucke’s works is nourished by his investigation of the widening gap between representation and reality through the advent of the digital area. With the increasingly accessible techniques offered for digital alteration of ever-multiplicating sources of images, the « society of the copy » is becoming a society of the manipulation where the physical object is sometimes no longer necessary. The eponymous work, *The society of the copy*on show here illustrates the paradygm in a nostalgic if ambivalent and simultaneously wry and ironic fashion. The image is, of course, absent here and evoked through an obsolete medium and support, involving a manual, if poor and merely nominal, composition. Coucke is also fascinated by discarded technological equipments which aquire value as relics end memorials of a by-gone technological era, as illustrated by his *Still life for the digital backdrop - the misfit*, also presented here.

Joachim Coucke: Ne dites pas que je ne l'ai pas dit *
By Wim Waelput

Download the essay here as a pdf

Reviews from About Waves and Structure. Behaviour, Disagreement, Confidence and Pleasure. HISK Laureates 2012 show:

De Standaard by Sam Steverlynck (Click here/Dutch only)

De Morgen (29/11/2012) by Jozefien Van Beek (Click here/Dutch only).

HART Review by Marc Ruyters.