Private fountains - public baths

26/10/2018 - 01/12/2018

Related Artists :
Ada Van Hoorebeke, Kato Six

kato ada invite

Private Fountains - Public Baths 

Kato Six & Ada Van Hoorebeke


26 October - 1 December

Thursday-Saturday 2-6pm

Opening: 26 October, 6pm 

Chaussée de Forest, Vorstse Steenweg 90

1060 Brussels

Private Fountains - Public Baths is a collaboration between Kato Six and Ada Van Hoorebeke and wants to be a place for exchange and reflection on different working methods. Private Fountains - Public Baths translates communication and exchange into sculpture by questioning the purpose of a fountain. The exchange goes from framed dye puddles to colour baths and from fabric to stamp sculptures. The environment created by the artists blurs the division between tool, idea and outcome. 

At Komplot Six and Van Hoorebeke will also invite guest artists and the public to engage in their research. To celebrate the abundance of creativity some aspects of the exhibition such as the use of natural dye and self-made tools will be discussed. Through a series of activities the invited artists will interact with an aspect of the displayed work and explore ‘how it functions’ in relation to their own artistic practice. This will be accompanied by the hypothetical question : ´How would you do this? The guest will give an answer in free form, which suits his/her own way of communication.

Invited Artists are: Sophie Nys, Mireille Asia Nyembo and Katja Mater.



List of activities

To change dust into dye,

dear Asia Mireille Nyembo, HOW WOULD YOU DO THIS?

Friday 23 November, 7pm

To commemorate water,

dear Sophie Nys, HOW WOULD YOU DO THIS?

Friday 30 December, 7pm


Katja Mater will be the one that marks on sporadic moments during the show. 


Ada Van Hoorebeke´s practice evolves around the elaborate process of dye making with scrap iron, fruit peals, urine and indigo, and applying these dyes with resist dye techniques such as hot wax stamped or painted on fabric. In her installations the transformable aspects of textile are often explored. Her installations mimic the form of domestic industries with a focus on textiles. Whilst transforming and reevaluating their purposes, the artist explores how handwork-based routines can gain new relevance. Her work was recently shown at WIELS Contemporary Art Centre,Brussels; Division of Labour, Manchester; Peninsula Art Space, New York; Basis Projektraum, Frankfurt; Be-Part Platform for Contemporary Art, Waregem; DMW Art Space, Antwerp; Grimmuseum, Berlin; BankART, Yokohama.

Kato Six makes minimal but incisive spatial interventions that act as sculptural marginalia - annotations that are often literally placed in the margins of the space they occupy.  She creates forms from wax, metal, ink or dust and is interested in singling out elements until a landscape, an ornament or a diagram remains. She obtained a MA in 3D-multimeda in 2010 and a MA graphic design in 2008 from School of Arts / KASK, Gent. She was a participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in 2017. Her work has been exhibited at CHANGE-CHANGE, Budapest; c-o-m-p-o-s-i-t-e, Brussels; KIOSK,Ghent; P/////AKT, Amsterdam and Peninsula Art Space, New York.