From August 16 to 24, 2002, Je t'aime... moi non plus, video-lounge with Akané Asaoka, Stefan Banz, Joël Bartoloméo, Elke Boon, Ellen Cantor, Philippe Chatelain, Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen, David Haines, Thyra Hilden, A.P. Komen & Karen Murphy, Ann Lislegaard, Rudi Malocek, N.I.C.J.O.B., Arno Nollen, Esther Planas, Ugo Rondinone, Annika Ström, Lisa Strömbeck, Gerald van der Kaap, Erich Weiss, curated by Hilde Teerlinck.
The title of this project Je t'aime... moi non plus refers to Serge Gainsbourg's famous (and disturbing) song. The original version, recorded with the sex-symbol Brigitte Bardot, remained long unreleased—it finally emerged in 1986, almost twenty years after Jane Birkin's familiar 1969 cover.
It now serves as the inspiration for an international video-forum, presenting recent works by artists dealing with the theme of love and disenchantment. The exhibition aims to present a contemporary vision of these fundamental issues, which exert such a profund influence over our private lives. Twenty artists offer their personal interpretations of a theme that haunted both men and women through the ages.
This project was exhibited at Kunstmuseum Thun, at Le Fresnoy (Tourcoing), at Bergen Kunsthall, at Het Domein (Sittard), ESAP Perpignan, The Leisure Club Mogadishni (Copenhagen), at Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven and at Metronom (Barcelona).