Punto y Raya Festival 2021
Nov. 24-28th, 2021 // Vienna, Austria
"What do a warped stroll through a forest, a city walk in Amsterdam, an earth grid system, a 6900 kilometer pilgrimage route in Africa, soap bubbles, pictures of an exhibition, and the interference between sound & image have in common? All these works from the LIMA collection take an existing reality as their starting point and turn it into something else; a new point of view, a more or less abstracted reality.
In his work, Michiel van Bakel uses a homemade scanner camera to question the limitations of human perception. Joost Rekveld developed a device to render visible and audible the invisible electromagnetic world between people and machines. Gerco de Ruiter's piece resembles a series of abstract paintings based on the shortcomings of Google Maps. Without a camera or sound recordings, Martijn van Boven envisions long-existing pilgrimage routes as an imaginary digital landscape. Nan Wang also creates a landscape, not digital but analog, spraying soap bubbles on a 16mm film strip. Thomas Mohr pays tribute to Hanne Darboven by arranging and rearranging a series of photographs of her work that he took in an exhibition. Zeno van den Broek uses the familiar musical concept of Canon -a contrapuntal compositional technique- as a point of departure. Applying pre-programmed parameters, he creates an abstract audio-visual composition comprised of interfering sine waves, lines, grids and cubes.
The world as we know it, but seen differently."
-- Theus Zwakhals (curator)
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