Het kijkbeeld is a plea for a multiple approach to the world, starting from special research among individuals, discovered and described on the basis of participatory viewing. It is a publication about writing, graphic design, filming and taking photographs as a form of participatory observation. Hans Theys adds a synthetic overview to his practice as an author, graphic designer, filmmaker and photographer, which has been taking shape in the last 25 years in hundreds of attempts to make (in certain aspects of) the oeuvre of contemporary artists visible to outsiders and sometimes also for the artists themselves.
This led to a greater interest in (a certain part of) an oeuvre by authors, curators or gallery owners, sometimes leading to a new development in the oeuvre. Above all, however, this led to new insights for the author in the studied subjects. In this respect, Theys' oeuvre forms a coherent whole that bears witness to great originality.
Promoters: Herman Van Goethem (UA) & Johan Pas (KAA)