Joya / Peter Morrens

peter morrens picture

Peter Morrens is one who dedicates himself to a sort of Italian ‘combinazione’, a complex manoeuvre made of arrangements that serve facts, fiction and lies. The artist fuses ideas and reacts to all stimuli shapes a visual production that explodes in all directions. He uses a variety of techniques: drawing, printing, painting and photograph, and also writes and constructs installations, interfering with the space itself. He produces performances, or better, the settings in which the performance takes place. He edits sounds, his own voice and texts taking into account their modulation. He then crosses the visual procedures in such a way that they all clash, and in the end trouble the spectator. He rocks and overthrows the ordinary perception we have of an event. He uses different names and labels (PM, Herman Smit, WAARnemer and Point Blank Press): these are not really heteronyms or pseudonyms, but in fact they represent different artistic techniques connected to certain worries that the artist dissects and then uses to produce a combined oeuvre. Since 1996 Peter Morrens has been the curator of the artist-run space Voorkamer in Lier, Belgium and since 2003 lectures in St Lucas Art School Gent.


In the residency in Spain

he will propably

must, mark, sign, dine, dive, drive,

watch, weight, take, inflate,

draw, design, diminish, disturb,


characterize, bleed, eat,

falsificate, familiate,

wander, wonder, enjoy,

flirt, fart, flood, bleed, pee,

wonder, perceive, listen, whistle,

talk, read, shit,

agitate,  relate, narrate,


glue, move, paste, fix,

sleep, reformulate, masturbate, aberrate,

erase, flood, shatter, shower, swim,

blend, booze, be,

crush, crub, cut,

fix, fail, fall, entangle, entertain,


become, pee, paint, translate,

worry, study,

choke, curse, hear,

perceive, unravel, travel,

look, book, blow, extend,


generate, enumerate,



But hopefully not all at once.