Pictura, Dordrecht (NL)
April 8-May 14, 2017
The Swap was an installation based on the measurements and layout of the exhibition rooms of Pictura. This work was realised by plotting the rooms’ floor plans in identical sizes and compass points in natural reserve De Biesbosch.
A series of photographs was taken inside the projected floor plans and life-size prints were placed in the corresponding rooms in Pictura. This provided a tangible and physical connection between the Pictura rooms and the site in De Biesbosch.
a performative installation
In the forest, one hour before sunset:
On the ground, within a square of 4 to 4 meters,
Four persons take away leaves, branches and layers of soil.
All material is put into numbered white bags and then carried away, out of the forest.
At sunset (21.23 hrs) the forest is deserted.
An empty dark square between the trees.
At sunrise (05.48 hrs) the four persons return, carrying white bags.
They start filling the empty square with material from the bags, but in reversed order.
The last bags contain the top layer: the leaves and branches.
Using photographic prints as a reference, the square is restored to its original shape.
Figures with mountainous landscape (2014)
including Willem de Klerk: ‘Mountainous landscape with figures’ (1836)
200 years of painting, Pictura, Dordrecht
September 13 – November 9, 2014
March 8 – March 31, 2014
R&R Reuten Galerie
1017 KH Amsterdam
Open: Wednesday – Saturday, 16.00 – 18.00.
Performative opening: March 8, 16.00-18.00.
Trendbeheer.com blog with a report of the opening (in Dutch).