Meet 'Belgian Solutions' artist David Helbich
This here is David Helbich on his Instagram, trying to look like a building – the building in Berlin where David Bowie lived in 1976-1978 to be exact.
‘Trying to look like a building’ is just one of the many projects this multidisplinary artist has launched in the last 15 years or so. As a sound, installation, and performance artist Helbich has already created various experimental conceptual works for the stage, paper and online media and public space.
Helbich was born in Berlin and studied composition and philosophy in Freiburg and Amsterdam. He has been living in Brussels since 2002, and that’s where, in 2006, he started collecting what he calls 'Belgian Solutions'.
Belgian Solutions are the peculiar, absurd and sometimes hilarious, no-nonsense solutions that are used in our daily surroundings. Once Helbich started sharing the pics he made of those weird situations on Facebook in 2008, the project quickly gathered speed, with contributions from Belgian Solutions-spotters from all over the world. Today the FB-page has over 34.300 fans, and the #Belgiansolutions hashtag is popular on Instagram. Also, David Helbich published two beautiful Belgian Solutions books, with over 300 photos each - check our shop if you're interested.
David Helbich is currently in Seoul, working on videos and soundclounds for the group show on sound at the Daelim Museum, opening 21 Feb. We're curious if he's also running into some Korean Solutions over there...