‘Bar’ (2nd instalment)
14.04 – 30.04.2017 at Plan B projects, Amsterdam.
‘Bar’ is one of the first works to emerge out of the research project Volcanic Energy. This spacial installation, in its various states, tries to activate the notion of a different time frame. Current time can make the body feel out of sync with its surroundings. To try and develop a different sensory of the body related to time and space, ‘Bar’ engages in the establishment of temporal relationship between the body and the geological concept of deep-time*.
All elements in and around ‘Bar’ are coordinated to extract oneself from the constant ‘contemporary’ mindset that is strongly implemented on our bodies and brains. The works presented at ‘Bar’ balance between art object and (found) artefact. When in active modus, ‘Bar’ tries to embody (and control) all the elements of its present surroundings; sound, smell and perception. When in passive active state, ‘Bar’ can be observed and utilised as a mental exercise, providing the framework to try and implement the notion of deep time. This temporal extraction from reality, enables the body/mind to step out of the normal contemporary time-frame. Alcoholic drinks help to increase the surrendering of the self and the collective consumption from the volcanic bowls helps to entrench the self into this new environment.
*Deep Time is a concept of geological concept which traces the life time of the earth.