‘Performance is about engaging with versions of the self, stretching the gaze to see what others see when they look at you.’
Philippine Hoegen was a researcher within the Cultural and Creative Industries research group from 2016 until 2020. In that period, she also was a tutor at St. Joost School of Art & Design and the Master Institute of Visual Cultures. Currently Philippine works as an independent artist and researcher.
Philippine Hoegen is a visual artist living in Brussels. Recent activities include a research residency and series of presentations at Kunsthal Gent titled What is Work? (03/2021-04/2022); the publication In these circumstances: On collaboration, performativity, self-organisation and transdisciplinarity in research-based practices (editor: launch May 2022) by/about a.pass Brussels; and the presentation of her book ANOTHER VERSION: Thinking Through Performing (publisher Onomatopee, Eindhoven) at the Beursschouwburg in Brussels (01/2020). She is currently a researcher at the Professorship Performative Creative Processes, HKU, Utrecht, and Caradt, Avans University, Breda, with the project Performing Working. Working mostly with performance, Hoegen explores the ways in which we continuously create versions of ourselves and what their existence means for our understanding of ‘self’.
She works in an international environment and publishes and teaches in Dutch and English.
“I’m still me! Even if I can no longer perform the job,” said a former doctor who is now unable to work because of chronic illness. “But when I open my wardrobe, I still see, and can step into, all the roles I played in my work”.
The Self as a Relational Infrastructure in Process
This research project is a practice-based enquiry into personhood and autonomy.
Hoegen, Ph. (2020), ANOTHER VERSION: Thinking Through Performing, published by Onomatopee, Eindhoven, in collaboration with Caradt.
Hoegen, Ph. (2019), co-editor ‘Fair Arts Almanac’, published by State of the Arts, BE
Hoegen, Ph. (2018), Body of Books: The BAS Collection, performatieve tekst over het kunstenaars initiatief BAS in Istanbul, uitgegeven door Collectorspace, Inc, New York/Istanbul.
Hoegen, Ph. (2018), Ventriloquists III, uitgegeven door The Society for Artistic Research in Proceedings 9th SAR Conference: Artistic Research Will Eat Itself.
Hoegen, Ph. (2018), Body of Books: The BAS Collection, performative text about the artist initiative BAS in Istanbul, published by Collectorspace, Inc, New York/Istanbul.
Research Group: Cultural and Creative Industries
The research group Cultural and Creative Industries investigates the role of artists and designers as creative innovators and drivers of social and economic change. Affiliated researchers analyse the cultural and creative industries from a critical point of view and examine the conditions under which timely forms of aesthetic expression and social connectedness can actually take place within the precarious reality of this field. What economic models are required by artists and designers to create a meaningful practice within the aesthetic, social, and economic intentions of the cultural and creative industries? What skills sets are required for those artists and designers who don’t just want to follow movements, but actually shape novel social and economic models of the future?Read more
‘Our research group investigates the role artists, designers and cultural producers in general can play in developing the aesthetics and poetics of a desirable future.’
‘As a result of my current research, I ask the students the questions “what is your work” and “what works for you.’
‘Consumers are creatures of habit. If we want them to break routine and live sustainably, we have to do more than just offer sustainable alternatives. ’
‘To be able to research something thoroughly, you have to deeply engage, not just look at it from the outside.’
‘Interested in human behaviour as the basics underlying the way we design and innovate our society and economy.’
‘Doing research connects my practice with teaching; it strengthens and brings them closer together.’
‘Nowadays a brand is no longer an instrument of marketing, but it is a symbol for inspiring, meaningfull organisations.’
‘Disrupting our contemporary society can be a serious design goal.’