No Obstacle, No Image2014
HC with dust jacket with DVD / 208 pages / 25 x 21 cm / Published by MER. Paper Kunsthalle / Language EN / NL / FR / Authors Peter De Graeve, Ann Meskens, Maïté Vissault, Isabelle Makay / Design Studio Luc Derycke with Ruben Bellinkx / Print Lannoo, Tielt/ ISBN 978 94 9177 523 9 / Price 39.00 euros
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No Obstacle, No Image makes reference to the fact that the majority of Ruben Bellinkx projects are extremely hard to realize. Whenever he presents his drawings and models, the public is always surprised to learn that these are the precursors of still to develop projects. Ruben Bellinkx always pushes the limits of what can safely be realized: the path along the realization of his projects is covered with potential failures and tricky obstacles. These obstacles are a necessity in his work. This publication covers the last ten years of Bellinkx’ artistic practice, and offers insights into his preliminary works, his drawings, models and final realizations.
This publication includes also a dvd with the documentary ‘No Obstacle, No Image, an ethnographic study of an artist’ from visual anthropologist Isabelle Makay. Makay followed Ruben Bellinkx for three years with the camera, in the making of his video installation 'The Trophy'.