dinsdag 29 juni 2010


Exhibition project September 2002 Higher Institute of Fine Arts (HISK)
Fanny Zaman

The project is accomplished out of this question, but it also returns the question to the viewer.
The project is a working-model and a thinking-model. What makes inside to be inside and outside to be outside?
The installation exists out of scaffolds, which are taking the room as their structure unfolds. Seven projections are integrated within this landscape. Outside images are projected inside the model. Interior becomes exterior and exterior becomes interior. What causes this inversion and how long can it remain?
Cities on the move from Hou Hanru and Hans Ulrich Obrist concerns economy, culture and politics in Asia. It strokes me how it seems to describe our installation: “The line between inner and outer landscape is breaking down. The installation spreads like a rhizome. Motion, displacement and transformation reorganised both horizontally and vertically, new zones or layers marked and measured by different speed.” “A condensed spectacle of vertical growth and horizontal displacement, a spectacle of leaping between fullness and emptiness. Between linear growth and ‘irrational’ intuition. Boundaries such as inside/outside private/public are becoming porous.”
How come the description tailors so well? The processes they are describing resembles the process of our brains, it describes the process of the World Wide Web, and it even describes the process of chemical process. Everything seems to follow this inside/outside pattern.

Our generation seems to be brought up in a decentralised society. We grew on decentralisation. The loss of a centre we never had does not paralyse or disappoint. We are part of a tissue that has long lasting centres and fast passing centres. We realise that the pause (the absence) between things can be as much a dispositif (presence) of things.


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