In a Flickering Light

installation, 2019

Installation overview from the solo exhibition “The Floor is Lava” at Marres, Maastricht, 2019.

Installation consisting of a concrete sculpture, two couches, LED lights, and five archival shelves with ceramic heads.

This is installation is an extended form of documentation of the eponymous performance. The decor of the performance—a faux leather IKEA sofa—is divided into two parts in order to created a mirrored situation. The audience becomes a double of the sculpture. The LED lights are integrated into the architecture and are causing the reflection of a movie on the walls of the space. It is the light of a screen, the light which illuminates our homes and our faces.

In the next room (an attic) there are several archival shelves in which ceramic portraits are stored, as a kind of backstage. Every shelf contains four busts which are categorised by facial expression.

Made possible with generous support of the Mondriaan Fund.

Photos: Gert Jan van Rooij

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