Public Expedition Zandmotor#3: Liminal Transitions
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Photo: Annegret Kellner
With special thanks to TodaysArt, Villa Ockenburgh/LocatieZ, Maarten de Kroon, Steve Tomczyk (NCAR, National Center of Atmopheric Research), Tiemen Cockuyt (Museum Boerhaave), Provincie Zuid-Holland, Stroom and DOEN Foundation.
PUBLIC EXPEDITION ZANDMOTOR#3
BERNDNAUT SMILDE: BREAKING LIGHT
SEPTEMBER 26 2015:
BERNDNAUT SMILDE DURING TODAYSART 2015 FESTIVAL
Satellietgroep and TodaysArt cordially invite you to experience Breaking Light#2 by Berndnaut Smilde at Scheveningen. The appearance aims to be efemeral, questioning our surrounding and position as a viewer. Being at the right place and time. During his Zandmotor residency with Satellietgroep Smilde looked into ways of imposing a natural phenomenon onto the surroundings. He is interested in the artificial aspect, the interference on the location, the meaning we project onto weather phenomena and the images created after them. During his residency Smilde continued to work on the idea of refracting the light of a lighthouse in order to project a rainbow onto the landscape. Curated by Satellietgroep for TodaysArt, Smilde aims to open the curtains on the city side of the lighthouse for a short moment so he can compose ‘Breaking Light#2’ on Scheveningen. The lighting rhythm that the lighthouse produces belongs to Scheveningen as an historic and temporal icon. By making use of a prism the artist temporarily changes the function of a lighthouse of just being a beacon.
Exactly 50 years ago on the 25th of September 1965, a large scale multimedia open-air art manifestation was planned on the Scheveningse Pier by the radical and revolutionary art movement ZERO. This event never took place. Today, 50 years later, TodaysArt presents a festival, inspired by ZERO, with contemporary artists.
More: www.berndnaut.nl | http://todaysart.nl/2015/
TIP: Berndnaut Smilde: artist talk at ZEROnow - Beyond the White Cube.
Date: Friday September 25. Time: 13:00 - 17:00. Location: The Pier at Scheveningen Bright Collisions sessions is part of the two-day program of ‘ZEROnow: a symposium on the topicality of ZERO’, a collaboration between Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, the ZERO Foundation, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam and TodaysArt. During this symposium, practitioners aim to re-read the history of ZERO and address the topicality of its legacy today.