Intangible Loophole2020Pur foam, perspex, epoxy resin, PET, spray paint, silicone, glass, horse hair, latex, aluminium, water pump, styrofoam, water + ink, weights, aerated concrete.
I Interweave transitions in a non-obvious outcome. An important part is, just as with my main subject -poetic- synesthesia, a layer of extra information that is not necessarily related to each other will appear. In this way I encourage spectators astray that can be useful for mutual communication; replacing language by triggering senses or areas in the brain can lead to the experience of an emphatic utopia. This non-science is expressed in a way of exploring without fixed form or medium, but shows up as a constantly transforming mechanism.
The intangible has to do with the deprivation of one sense or experience, it is the starting point of the other. The points where the silicone tubes -driven by a pump- do not connect objects, give open interpretation to this absence. Intangible elements such as gravity, balance, temporality and fragility are also an important part of the work.
Loophole refers to circumventing the law, so avoiding the regular path to come to new insights. Loophole also associates to the continuous circuit which is traversed by the liquid, in which different combinations are suggested during the route.
Inflatable in collaboration with glass artist Linda van Huffelen.
Part of exhibition Buiten Westen #2 which is currently on show at Kunstvereniging Diepenheim, runs until August 23.
Green Lights De Loods, Groningen
The start-up of this installation raised by the urge to transform shapes into sounds. Therefore I took the Ear Judas (or tree jellyfish) as main shape, this fungus looks like an ear and grows in many different shapes that are attractive enough to turn into sound, until the ear can hear itself. The cartilage-like appearance increases the sensorial empathy of the viewer, because it contains a recognisable part of the human body. It is velvety and elastic at the same time.
After expressing different ways of translation, I followed a wider path in the field of this synesthesia research from which ‘Intangible Loopholeʼ is born.