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Lecture-presentation live-version Masquerade at Goldsmiths, London

In 2006 Brussels-based artist duo Vermeir & Heiremans initiated (A.I.R), a long-term project that focuses on the reciprocal relationship of art, architecture and economy. In their collaborative practice the artists nominate their home, a loft apartment in a post-industrial building in Brussels, as an artwork.
The public does not have access to the 'house as art work'. Instead the artists use their home as source material for the production of ‚€˜mediated extensions‚€™, such as installations, videos, performances, interviews, publications and so on.

In 2013 Vermeir & Heiremans started to investigate how to 'financialise' the 'house as art work', how to make it 'liquid' without having to sell the house. The result was ART HOUSE INDEX (AHI‚€“), an experimental financial index that measures the economic and symbolic value of the 'house as art work', including the cultural capital and other symbolic values that Vermeir & Heiremans, as 'public persona', accrue.
Their film MASQUERADE addresses a specific intersection of the contemporary art and finance markets, through the filter of Melville's novel The Confidence Man: His Masquerade (1857) as the structure for its episodic narration.
The artists created a live 'installation version' of their film, in which the financial market influences the real-time 'cutting' of the film.

The presentation takes place at Goldsmiths in a series of lectures organized by Louis Moreno and Tom Trevatt.

Vermeir & Heiremans' presentation is scheduled for Thursday 13 October, starting at 5pm.
events are free and no booking is required.
Location: Richard Hoggart Building (RHB) 342, Goldmiths University, London