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Een zacht geruis | Plaatsmaken & Museum Arnhem & GLK

When I first came to Castle De Cannenburch in Vaassen six months ago, I immediately noticed the abstract forms in the facades of the castle. It turned out to be places where once were windows. The windows were originally made by Marten van Rossem in Renaissance style (1543-1554). They were moved and replaced by later occupants, like traveling windows in a liquid wall. In restorations, the architect consciously chose to preserve these forms. The forms seem abstract, but are actually figurative and refer to things that have disappeared.

 

My three favorite shapes are sawn in plywood and sprayed white. They are installed in the water of the canal. With concrete blocks they are pulled under the water surface, making them a ghostly appearance in the dark water. I thought that the work was finished by this installation…

  

But if an art work is installed in a space, the work is not finished yet. In fact, the work just begins, as the space and the work will change each other. And in this water my work changes faster than ever. Within a week a dark layer descended on the white surfaces. The forms are absorbed in the dark just as the original forms have been absorbed into the brick walls. Until the objects are covered completely with water dirt I will not intervene. When they are gone, I will clean them so that the forms become visible again and the process starts again. This creates a game in which the work will continuously appear and disappear.

When you visit the project, you will find the works in a state between clean and dirty in the canal of castle De Cannenburch in Vaassen.

 

Een zacht geruis: 20-04-2018 / 31-10-2018

Artists: Robbie Cornelissen, Heidi Linck, Rosemin Hendriks, Aline Eras, Erik Odijk, Jan Broekstra, Hans Wijninga
Commissioned by Plaatsmaken. In collaboration with Geldersch Landschap en Kastelen and Museum Arnhem.

Produced and installed in collaboration with Koos @ Schaart Adventures.

Supported by Mondriaanfonds, provincie Gelderland, Fonds 21, Cultuurfonds Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten, gemeente Arnhem, gemeente Wijchen, gemeente Lochem, Stichting Stokroos, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Rabobank Stimuleringsfonds.

Information: Website Een zacht geruis

 

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