This edition of The Insubstantial City was shown at the KABK Graduation Festival 2019.
‘It moves without direction and transforms with your perspective. It glides and ripples around you; undulating over surfaces and melting into itself, always changing, endlessly reflecting.’
For my Graduation piece I developed a new filming technique, using a combination of analogue and digital means, which allowed for a greater variety and fluidity of movement within the video. In combination with the redesigned structure; where the audience can stand in a central position and be surrounded by the installation, this created a flowing, pulsing, at times overwhelming experience of the world rushing and transforming around you.
Photography by Pieter Kers.
This work was shown at the exhibition Unexpected Smells at de Electriciteitsfabriek in Den Haag, which I helped to organize as part of my final year of studying ArtScience at the KABK.
‘It moves without direction and transforms with your perspective. It glides and ripples around you, undulating over surfaces and melting into itself. Always changing, fragmented in space and time, endlessly reflecting.
“Everything you see can only be glimpsed for a moment. A second in time; a flash of a window, wall or door. The buildings in this city are scattered all around existing in many places at once - you can see everything in this city - but the more fragments you see the less real they seem.” ‘
This work was inspired by the reflective qualities of The Hague. Wandering through the city at various times of day I noticed how the light and what was reflected changed with my perspective. I was inspired to create an installation that appeared differently as you moved around it, consisting of the rippling reflections that I had filmed within the buildings of The Hague.