This video/sound work was made in the context of the 'november second' art event held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The work stems from periodic visits to the actual site of the event and via 3D virtual representation of the site as well as sound recordings taken from and performed at the site. The narrative content is based on actual experiences at the site and a reflection on those experiences during the editing of the video and sound content. Ownership, boundaries, territory, surveillance, escapism and acquiescence are themes in the work. For higher quality file please contact the artist.
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Field No WIFI Sci-fi Micro-
Art event location: 51°56'28" N 4°27'15" E
Artists: Elleke Hageman, Hunter Longe, Perri Mackenzie, Kevin Gallagher, Bernd Krauss, Christian Hansen, Tiffin Breen, Joshua Thies, Daniel Fogarty, Liz Allan, Lauren Huret, Anouchka Oler, Ghislain Amar
These collection on images do not fully represent the event and the many artworks that were present on november second 2014. Please see artists websites and share your images with me to complete the circle.
This exhibition is loosely inspired by the outdoor shows put on by the Supports/Surfaces group in southern France from the late 1960’s to mid 1970’s. Not a lot has been published on this group in english. The group primarily focused on the material components of painting (hence the name) with a deconstructive approach. Yet the movement was heated by the revolutionary atmosphere of France in the late 1960’s, on this member Dezeuze says, “our movement was also a movement of revolt, social as well as esthetic... Supports/Surfaces was looking for a means of revolting against the art world and the world in general without having to make anti-art.”
We don't see our project as being especially concerned with revolt but rather we are inspired by the fact that, in the process of their rebellion, these artist turned to unorthodox outdoor locations to exhibit their work. In an article by Raphael Rubinstein he quotes an excerpt from Supports/Surfaces' member Patrick Saytour’s list of potential sites where members should place their works: “a forest, a public beach, a stretch of water, a wall, a dry riverbed, a stone quarry, a village square, a street, an art gallery, a creek, and a barn.” (And to this list we will add an abandoned sports field in North Rotterdam) In effect the group not only extended painting into sculpture but into the city and nature. It is precisely this expanded definition and parameter of art that we would like to experiment with and arrive at in the group exhibition.