In the installation We reach the same end by discrepant means I brought together a number new works which I made over the last few months. Taking the image of a victorian drawing class as a starting point, the installation brings together works which use different ways of mark making to find a moment in which drawings becomes objects. Using folds and grids the work I intended to explore artistic agency within an everyday conception of creative activity.
I made a small publication consisting of a text I have written about mark making and a found text about perspective, which I combined with images and drawings. The title is ‘So with pictures seen from too far or too near there is but one exact point which is the true place wherefrom to look at them: the rest are too near, too far, too high, too low’.
Installation with wall drawing, photograph and screen tone, mounted on a sheet of glass.
For the exhibition Charming The Snake of Reason at Enjoy Public Art Gallery in Wellington (NZ) I made a new work called Lines Intersecting on a Circular Plane. It consists of a wall drawing and a small work on paper. This small work is a paper silhouette mounted on a piece of hand made paper.
The Smooth and the Striated is an exhibition which took place from July 2nd until August 1st 2010 at Huize Frankendael and Nieuw Dakota.
For a commission to produce a work for a private home in the city of Utrecht I developed a tile tableau which has now been installed. An interesting challenge was that it had to be something for a blind wall in the garden – hence the tiles – but it also proved to be a really great opportunity to experiment with unusual materials and techniques.
From 14 March 2013 till 15 March 2014 I will be working as a researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht on a project called ‘Exercising Hesitation’ .
For the publication ‘As if an entrance is over there’, artist Edward Thomson and myself made a contribution in the form of a correspondance about shared research interests such as agency, pattern and excess. The book also includes essays by, amongst others, Ann Bermingham, Frans-Willem Korsten and Jan Verwoert and was edited by Edward Thomson and Marnie Slater.
From Wednesday 22 August until Friday 24 August I will show a part of a new installation called “We reach the same end by discrepant means” at Duende Studios in Rotterdam, as part of the exhibition ‘Double-Blind’. The presentation is part of an ongoing series of exhibitions in which Duende’s artist-in-residence invites a Rotterdam based artist to collaborate with. This time the guest is Paula Petroll (D) and the opening is 22 August at 19:00. On Thursday and Friday the show will be open from 13:00 till 18:00.