A mild kind of activism is inextricably linked to Karl Philips’ (BE, 1984) work. With his ‘performing art’, he explores the distinctions between public and non-public, common- and underground, ‘us’ and ‘them’. To capture and represent his actions, Philips uses various disciplinary methods, often assembled into one (unconventional) monumental installation, where he flirts with the boundaries of what is possible or even legal. For Karl Philips, art is never non-committal. His work is the result of the interconnectedness of his practice and way of life.