I, Ignace, 2017
I, Ignace is a two-channel video work that seems to give an insight in the studio with the artist at work. The action performed looks almost like a ritual. When does a repetitive action become a compulsive one? And if repetition is considered a form of artistic expression (like a musical score), how do you define the tipping point and how do you deal with it? Some consider it a higher way of living, as did the man at the centre of Van Marcke’s research, Ignace. Upon studying his life through the archive he left behind, Van Marcke discovered that he tried to make every day of the week look exactly the same, as an everlasting oscillation, ebb and tide. A strategy in an attempt to keep things in control.