This video-installation brings forth the mythological figure of the Raven as its main protagonist. The Raven is used as a leitmotif to speculate about architectural concepts like Stone Tape Theory and Place Memory. Both these concepts hold the idea that some buildings are receptive to the energy produced by traumatic or emotional events, which they record and store. ‘In the history of arts and popular culture, the raven is a well-known symbol. The dark bird often appears as an omen, a messenger of misfortune, or as an embodiment of spirits from the afterlife. Its disturbing indoor presence shines another light on the domestic environment. Home, supposedly a place of shelter, safety, and comfort, is transformed into an uncanny stage, tainted by decay, haunted by trauma’. –Text by Dominic van den Boogerd
Produced with support of Dommering Foundation
Credits Starring: Nanja Camera: Joao Costa Camera Assistance: Stína Erlingsdóttir Production Assistance: Clémence Lollia Hilaire Second eyes and Editing: Jacob Dwyer Color Grading: Mayis Rukel Sound design & mix: Jacob Oostra Foley: Daimo Da Costa
Special thanks to: Wouter Mom, Piotr Urbaniec, Tirza Kater, Caroline Brand
Leak shows a destabilisation of a state, seen through the material cycle of evaporation and (dis-)appearance. The installation that houses the film resembles something akin to a weather beaten electrical box, with water damaged panels and sputtering and rusted air conditioning units. The borrowed language of commonly seen and apparently functional containers is subverted and implied a seemingly functional space broken and discarded. Inside, a video portrays an unpredictable body of water whose shifting and uncontrollable state seems to have prevented a disaster from being averted. The towels left lying there, as if hastily abandoned, underscore the absence of water – whose traces, by contrast, will never entirely disappear. Text by Fabian Schoneich
Left Laundry was a group show curated by Gustav Wideberg that took place in the densely vegetated no man’s land nestled in between the Schellingwouderbrug and the A10 on the North side of Amsterdam. The persistent and attentive exporer-visitor was able to discover faux-archeological digs, sudden bursts of goblin-poetry, exquisitely crafted branch sculptures and a text-guided raft.
With CECILIA BJARTMAR HYLTA, JACOB DWYER, MATTIAS ELIASSON, MARY FURNISS, MONIKA JANULEVICIUTE, MINNE KERSTEN, BRIANNA LEATHERBURY, FAHMY SHAHIN, GIANNA SURANGKANJANAJAI, GUSTAV WIDEBERG, EMIEL ZENO
Originally conceived as a set for a video, the installation Loop now seems left as a dysfunctional system. The tunnels are reminiscent of ventilation shafts, that connect separate spaces in architecture – but also are a favourite trope in spy movies. The air ducts suggest a hidden labyrinth of routes, parallel to the visible architecture we inhabit and contain a promise of trespassing and escape.Shown at The Arrow Error, curated by Snooper: a show about broken stories: “There are errors in every story, in this show they repeat, give room for unexpected turns and may lead to new outcomes.” With Cecilia Bjartmar Hylta, Gwenan Davies, Mike Dippolito, Julie Falk, Nathan Gassaway, Irina Jasnowski Pascual, Minne Kersten, Pennie Key, Sam Lasko, Brianna Leatherbury, Jose Montealegre, Becket MWN, Marina Pinsky, Max Popov, David Sanchez Orta, Pedram Sazesh, Mindy Solis, Sarah Rosengarten, Sarah Rosengarten & Elise Duryee-Browner, Arian de Vette, Nolwenn Vuillier, Emiel Zeno
The Burrow* is an investigation in shelters and the reasons why creatures withdraw from public sight to be alone. The exhibition dealt with the notion of feeling at home and played with the question what we try to protect with the mental and physical constellation of the home. The video Cavities speaks of threat and desire connected to the underground, told through a fictive story about a hoarder and their compulsive obsessions. *The Burrow is a reference to a short story by Kafka in which a badger-like creature creature struggles to secure the labyrinthine burrow he has built as a home.