Joachim Coucke & Olga Fedorova at Tatjana Pieters

Artists: Joachim Coucke, Olga Fedorova

Exhibition title: Road To Know Where

Venue: Tatjana Pieters, Ghent, Belgium

Date: March 8 – until further notice, 2020

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artists and Tatjana Pieters

We are excited to welcome you at ‘Road To Know Where’, a duo exhibition by Joachim Coucke & Olga Fedorova. Both their practices examine the impact of technology and the internet on our daily lives. They translate the dangerous tendency of becoming ‘screen addicts’ into installations, sculptures & printed images. It is their first appearance at the gallery, and after many collaborations on several occasions, their first presentation in dialogue.

Joachim Coucke proposes questions about the fast changing society under the influence of technology, the internet and social media. The question is no longer if we’re on- or offline, but rather how our brain copes with these new situations, how it gets remapped and what the influence of social media on our behaviour is. With his works Coucke wants to create an awareness towards these new conditions, making the ever widening gap between reality and representation in the Internet Age visible.

The work of Olga Fedorova is as visually complex as it is seductive. Her images are digital 3D renders of seemingly ready-made characters, placed in a clinically detached and impersonal world. Fedorova’s works are typified by the detached dreamlike atmosphere they evoke, feeling both alien and familiar, comforting and disturbing.

Joachim Coucke (BE, 1983) lives and works in Waregem (BE). Resent exhibitions include; Holding Space, group exhibition at Big Pictures, Los Angeles (USA), The Hermit Crab & The Gastropod, group show curated by Tatjana Pieters for the Belgian Art & Design Fair, Gent (BE), To empty the mind, solo show at The Stable, Waregem (BE), Biënnale van België, group show curated by In De Ruimte, Floraliënhal, Gent (BE), Life Hacks, BQ Gallery, Berlin (DE), Group show curated by 650mAh.

Olga Fedorova (RUS, 1980) lives and works in Brussel (BE). Her work and projects have been shown in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums across Europe. Most recently, she has had solo exhibitions at Art4museum Moscow (RU) and Annka Kultys Gallery, London (UK). She also participated in group shows at Safari studio, Kortrijk (BE), Biënnale van België, FloraliënhalGhent (BE), Electromuseum, Moscow (RU) and Future gallery, Berlin (DE). In 2020, alongside her duo exhibition with Joachim Coucke at Tajana Pieters Gallery in Ghent (BE), she has upcoming shows at Watermans Arts Centre, London (UK), Ojartspace, Istanbul (TU) and Palazzo San Giuseppe, Polignano a Mare BA (IT). Fedorova’s video works have been included in virtual exhibitions for The Wrong Biennale, DaDa Club Online and Felt Zine.

Video tour presented by Tatjana Pieters

Joachim Coucke & Olga Fedorova, Road To Know Where, exhibition view

Joachim Coucke & Olga Fedorova, Road To Know Where, exhibition view

Olga Mikh Fedorova, Always on my mind, 2017, Lenticular print. 121 x 91 cm

Olga Mikh Fedorova, Always on my mind, 2017 (detail), Lenticular print. 121 x 91 cm

Joachim Coucke & Olga Fedorova, Road To Know Where, exhibition view

Joachim Coucke, LIBRA (Speciment I), 2019. Wood, plexiglass, modified server rack, led tile, various computer / laptop components and cables, metal, plastic parts and hardware. 125,5 x 158 x 65,5 cm

Joachim Coucke, LIBRA (Speciment I), 2019. Wood, plexiglass, modified server rack, led tile, various computer / laptop components and cables, metal, plastic parts and hardware. 125,5 x 158 x 65,5 cm

Joachim Coucke, LIBRA (Speciment I), 2019. Wood, plexiglass, modified server rack, led tile, various computer / laptop components and cables, metal, plastic parts and hardware. 125,5 x 158 x 65,5 cm

Joachim Coucke, Dwellers XIII, 2019. Plastic basket, flatscreen wall mount, laptop cooling pad, various computer & laptop components and cables, conveyor belt parts, plastic parts and hardware. 50 x 63 x 38 cm

Joachim Coucke, Who owns your future?, 2020. Neodymium magnets, screws. 17 x 292 x 3 cm

Joachim Coucke, Who owns your future?, 2020 (detail). Neodymium magnets, screws. 17 x 292 x 3 cm

Joachim Coucke, Who owns your future?, 2020 (detail). Neodymium magnets, screws. 17 x 292 x 3 cm

Joachim Coucke & Olga Fedorova, Road To Know Where, exhibition view

Olga Mikh Fedorova, Untitled, 2020. Printed bathrobe. 150 x 60 cm

Olga Mikh Fedorova, Untitled, 2020 (detail). Printed bathrobe. 150 x 60 cm. Edition of 10

Joachim Coucke & Olga Fedorova, Road To Know Where, exhibition view

Olga Mikh Fedorova, 16 GB, 2018. Granit. 10 x 55 x 17 cm

Joachim Coucke & Olga Fedorova, Road To Know Where, exhibition view

Olga Mikh Fedorova, DJ set, 2017. Lenticular print. 91 x 119 cm

Olga Mikh Fedorova, DJ set, 2017 (detail). Lenticular print. 91 x 119 cm

Olga Mikh Fedorova, Rivals, 2017. Lenticular print. 91 x 119 cm

Olga Mikh Fedorova, Swimming pool, 2017. Lenticular print. 91 x 119 cm

Olga Mikh Fedorova, Between two islands, 2017. Lenticular print. 91 x 119 cm

Olga Mikh Fedorova, Between two islands, 2017 (detail). Lenticular print. 91 x 119 cm

Joachim Coucke & Olga Fedorova, Road To Know Where, exhibition view

Olga Mikh Fedorova, 32 GB, 2018. Granit. 10 x 55 x 17 cm

Olga Mikh Fedorova, Green, 2018. UV print on glass. 170 x 120 cm

Olga Mikh Fedorova, Pink, 2018. UV print on glass. 170 x 120 cm

Joachim Coucke & Olga Fedorova, Road To Know Where, exhibition view

Joachim Coucke & Olga Fedorova, Road To Know Where, exhibition view

Joachim Coucke, An Interface to immortality III, 2020. Server cabinet, led tile, plastic bin, conveyor belt parts, various computer components, cables, metal, plastic parts, gravel and hardware. 70 x 60 x 60 cm

Joachim Coucke, An Interface to immortality III, 2020. Server cabinet, led tile, plastic bin, conveyor belt parts, various computer components, cables, metal, plastic parts, gravel and hardware. 70 x 60 x 60 cm

Joachim Coucke, An Interface to immortality III, 2020. Server cabinet, led tile, plastic bin, conveyor belt parts, various computer components, cables, metal, plastic parts, gravel and hardware. 70 x 60 x 60 cm

Joachim Coucke & Olga Fedorova, Road To Know Where, exhibition view

Olga Mikh Fedorova, The Big Fan, 2020. Printed bathrope, hologram fan

Olga Mikh Fedorova, The Big Fan, 2020 (detail). Printed bathrope, hologram fan

Joachim Coucke & Olga Fedorova, Road To Know Where, exhibition view

Joachim Coucke & Olga Fedorova, Road To Know Where, exhibition view

Joachim Coucke, The new order of things, 2014. Textboard, plastic letters and aluminum frame. 77 x 102 cm

Joachim Coucke & Olga Fedorova, Road To Know Where, exhibition view

Joachim Coucke & Olga Fedorova, Road To Know Where, exhibition view

Olga Mikh Fedorova, White dog, 2017. Lenticular print. 119 x 91 cm

Olga Mikh Fedorova, Black box, 2017. Lenticular print. 121 x 87 cm

Olga Mikh Fedorova, Bodypositive, 2017. Lenticular print. 119 x 91 cm

Joachim Coucke & Olga Fedorova, Road To Know Where, exhibition view

Joachim Coucke & Olga Fedorova, Road To Know Where, exhibition view

Joachim Coucke, LIBRA (Speciment II), 2020 (detail). Mdf plinth, aluminum construction frame, plexiglass, led tile, various computer / laptop components and cables, conveyor belt parts, metal, plastic parts and hardware. 125,5 x 180 x 65,5 cm

Joachim Coucke, LIBRA (Speciment II), 2020 . Mdf plinth, aluminum construction frame, plexiglass, led tile, various computer / laptop components and cables, conveyor belt parts, metal, plastic parts and hardware. 125,5 x 180 x 65,5 cm

Joachim Coucke & Olga Fedorova, Road To Know Where, exhibition view

Joachim Coucke & Olga Fedorova, Road To Know Where, exhibition view

Joachim Coucke, An Interface to immortality II, 2019. Server cabinet, led tile, plastic bin, conveyor belt parts, various computer components, cables, metal, plastic parts, gravel and hardware. 72 x 60 x 50 cm

Joachim Coucke, An Interface to immortality II, 2019 (detail). Server cabinet, led tile, plastic bin, conveyor belt parts, various computer components, cables, metal, plastic parts, gravel and hardware. 72 x 60 x 50 cm

Joachim Coucke & Olga Fedorova, Road To Know Where, exhibition view

Olga Mikh Fedorova, Come Near Me, 2019. Print on canvas. 150 x 120 cm

Olga Mikh Fedorova, Come Near Me, 2019 (detail). Print on canvas. 150 x 120 cm

Olga Mikh Fedorova, Red milk, 2019. Print on canvas. 150 x 120 cm

Olga Mikh Fedorova, Red milk, 2019 (detail) . Print on canvas. 150 x 120 cm

Joachim Coucke & Olga Fedorova, Road To Know Where, exhibition view

Joachim Coucke, Dwellers XII, 2019. Plastic basket, modified display head, shrink film, laptop cooling pad, various computer/laptop components and cables, plastic parts and hardware. 42 x 54 x 40 cm

Joachim Coucke & Olga Fedorova, Road To Know Where, exhibition view

Joachim Coucke & Olga Fedorova, Road To Know Where, exhibition view

Joachim Coucke, Dwellers XV, 2019. Plastic basket, modified display head, shrink film, laptop cooling pad, various computer/laptop components and cables, plastic parts and hardware. 42 x 54 x 40 cm

Joachim Coucke, Dwellers XV, 2019. Plastic basket, modified display head, shrink film, laptop cooling pad, various computer/laptop components and cables, plastic parts and hardware. 42 x 54 x 40 cm

Joachim Coucke, Dwellers XV, 2019 (detail). Plastic basket, modified display head, shrink film, laptop cooling pad, various computer/laptop components and cables, plastic parts and hardware. 42 x 54 x 40 cm

Joachim Coucke, An Interface to immortality V, 2020. Server cabinet, led tile, plastic bin, conveyor belt parts, various computer components, cables, metal, plastic parts, gravel and hardware. 50 x 60 x 45 cm

Joachim Coucke, An Interface to immortality V, 2020 (detail). Server cabinet, led tile, plastic bin, conveyor belt parts, various computer components, cables, metal, plastic parts, gravel and hardware. 50 x 60 x 45 cm

Joachim Coucke & Olga Fedorova, Road To Know Where, exhibition view

Joachim Coucke & Olga Fedorova, Road To Know Where, exhibition view

Joachim Coucke, An Interface to immortality IV, 2020. Server cabinet, led tile, plastic bin, conveyor belt parts, various computer components, cables, metal, plastic parts, gravel and hardware. 90 x 60 x 60 cm

Joachim Coucke, An Interface to immortality IV, 2020. Server cabinet, led tile, plastic bin, conveyor belt parts, various computer components, cables, metal, plastic parts, gravel and hardware. 90 x 60 x 60 cm

Joachim Coucke & Olga Fedorova, Road To Know Where, exhibition view

Joachim Coucke, Dwellers XIV, 2019. Plastic basket, modified display head, shrink film, server cabinet led lighting, various computer/laptop components and cables, metal fan parts, plastic parts and hardware. 42 x 54 x 40 cm