Bruno Goosse (1962) is an artist and teacher at the Brussels Academy of Fine Arts.
Using documents and summoning stories and proven facts, his practice proposes a poetic and political rereading of certain sections of history by questioning the often undiscussed relationship of a society to value.
Following the political experience of writing legal texts, which has left a deep impression on him, his plastic work deploys a reflection on situations of both textual and imaginary constraints, trying to give shape to these imperatives and to what ruins them. How the text, particularly legal, and its fictional montages condition our relationship to reality, image and art constitutes the main axis of his research. Investigating a value system by showing the way it is historically constructed, in the ecology of sometimes sharp tensions, and then showing how the symbolic scaffolding that made it possible is then forgotten is an important orientation of this work.
Often narrative, his practice develops in the form of video, installations of documents and publications.
His work has been shown at Occurrence (Montreal, Canada, 2020), Espace 36 (Saint-Omer, France, 2019), la lettre volée (Brussels 2018), Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles (Paris, 2017), BPS 22 (Charleroi, Belgium, 2016-17), the Cultural Institute of Mexico City in Miami and Washington (Bienal de las fronteras, 2015-16), Ottinies-Louvain-la-neuve (Biennale 8, 2013), Namoc (Beijing 2012), Berlin (G. A.S-station), Brussels (de Markten), Kassel (Documentary Film and Video Festival)
Some have taken the form of a book: diagonal ranking / diagonal listing, Editions la Lettre volée, Brussels, 2018; Around Exit, Editions La Part de l’Oeil, Brussels, 2014.