Duplex I

Duplex I

at Quartair, The Hague

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For Duplex, a work I showed at a group exhibition in Quartair in The Hague, I mirrored parts of the interior to the outdoor space. I copied the six pillars that support the construction of the building, by placing flat white circles in the same ratio as inside. These circles were (accidentally and purposely) moved by visitors which disturbed the ratio. To keep track of these changes I noted them on a sign next to the entrance. In a handout that I created daily I offered visitors insight in the previous positions of the pillars.

With this work I wanted to highlight and disrupt existing frameworks – within which we view, organize, explain, exhibit and create – in the art institution in a subtle way, by making temporary, ever-changing and site-specific work. I hope to have the idea of an (art) object that captures and represents something, and pretends to do it all within that one image and moment, to stretch it and to change it into a series of snapshots. 

My installations, situations and performances try – with varying success – to escape from a system focused on efficiency, clarity and value, by only appearing in fragments and never being seen at a glance.

 

 

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