Solo exhibition at LhGWR gallery, The Hague, 2017
The exhibition project Lost_Horizon was an attempt to escape not only the black box my video works were confined to, but equally disconnect my artistic practice from another box, the moniker ‘video-artist’.
Next to this, there was a desire to connect my digital practice to the origins of art making within human evolution. See these emoji proposals (2021) for a much more effective method.
Most of the works were the result of a condensed 2-month working period, experimenting with various carriers for still based works (prints – framed or mounted on panels, wallpaper, leporello’s), and loop media on vertical (Galactic Ripple and Triton) and horizontal screens (The_Archive). It also introduced a projection, Last Voices, though more as an afterthought.
During the working period an external hard drive broke down. This .backup was also on display. The exhibition turned out to also be a .breakup, since I ended my collaboration with the gallery during the show for various reasons. The gallery is now defunct.
The exhibition admittedly didn’t turn out the way I set it out to do, though did provide an opportunity to try out new things. Some works have resonated since.
Works in the exhibition:
- 2 mural prints
- Galactic Ripple, 4K seamless vertical loop on flatscreen, colour/silent, 2’00”, 2017
- The_Archive. Te pito o te kainga, HD seamless loop, colour/sound, 10’00”, 2017
- Last Voices, HD, colour/sound, 6’00”, 2017. Soundtrack courtesy Anyon
- Pirates I & Pirates II, UV glass framed A0 prints, black ink on black paper, 2017
- The Curtain Call II, leporello, leporello, inkjet on hahnemühle paper, 260cm x 21cm, unique, 2017 (sold. private collection, France)
- Karawan, leporello, inkjet on Hahnemühle paper, 260cm x 42cm, unique, 2017
- Tool, miniature 3D print in bronze, 1,2mm, 2017
- 3 prints on silk/cotton blend fabric, 260 x 120cm, banners
- 1 defunct external hard drive
- Various prints on paper, framed or mounted on panels, 2017