For the 2021 Le Guess Who? artwork, the festival has initiated a collaboration with Dutch visual artist Koen Delaere. Koen will create physical, painted canvases that will collectively form the final artwork (realized in collaboration with design agency Van Lennep); its several stages to the end result will be revealed in the months leading up to the festival.
In collaboration with Canal180, Le Guess Who? made a video portrait about Koen Delaere in which we discuss his analogue, physical method of creation; how his work is inspired by music; and the importance of being bored.
Directed and edited by Joana Domingues
Filmed by Bauti Godoy
Sound recorded by Pedro Balazeiro
Subtitled by Eva Magro
Graphics by João Parra
Interview by Ruben van Dijk
Research by Barry Spooren, Iris van Korven, Luca Dattisi
Produced by Nick Helderman, Marta Santos
Music recorded live from RaRaRadio
Photographs courtesy of Gerhard Hofland Amsterdam & Van Horn Düsseldorf