Between the real and the imaginary, between here and there, between self and other, it is often assumed that distinctions exist. Edges, lines, boundaries. With this work I attempt to blur these distinctions and merge with the surroundings. The tools I use are another space, the color turquoise, a gentle, flickering light, a poem and a popsong. There is no such thing as an ending – where I end and the chair begins, where I end and the air begins.
Synthetic drop sounds, melted glass drops, arduino, stepper motors, speakers, threads
Difference across Distance
With this Unstable Ground iteration, I am inviting you to encounter our human worldly entanglement and reflect on how categorisation systems influence our ways of knowing/experiencing.
LIQUID FOSSIL, SOLID DUST
Six holes have been cut into the concrete slab. Out of the rubble emerges a site for material collection; a source from which new composites, interactions, and imaginaries can form. Ten stones offer an invitation to come closer.
The city sprouts with interim agencies. Through one of them I hired three exhibition visitors. The employment offer states the nature of the job: Looking for Exhibition visitors. The job is a paid position.
In my art practice I research painting and how it can become more spatial. I am inspired by ancient cultures and their stories. Using these stories as a starting point, I build my own visual language.
Jesse Strikwerda (1991) creates installations and sculptures in which the manipulability of reality is central. Unraveling the layers of a constructed reality is the starting point for an investigation into the framework of an image. Elements from reality (building materials, found objects) are interspersed with images (drawings, comic-like elements), creating an exciting game in which it becomes painfully clear in a playful way that everything can be made and dismantled.
Free Minigolf Tegelen is a series of midgetgolf tracks built with spare materials found at the former cigar factory of Vossen-Breuers. This temporary intervention welcomes bypassers and visitors at the main gate. The invitation is to simply join in, play or build and meet others. Intended as a platform for social interaction, connection and bringing positive energy to the location.
A birds universe is inspired by the discovery of three deceased birds and offers a curious perspective on their natural cycle of life.
Knowing that the factory of VossenBreuers would soon partly disappear and be rebuilt, I wanted to preserve the story of the building.