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Conjuncture of circumstances I - II
8 - 17 July 2011

A video performance and soundscape by Edwin Stolk, shown/played at the Sandberg MFA graduation show and made in collaboration with de SERVICEGARAGE and Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam.

Conjuncture of circumstances I is an intimate video performance 3:50 min in which I reflected on the political climate in the Netherlands.

Conjuncture of circumstances II consists out of a soundscape 10:55 min which was played in a loop during the MFA group exhibition. While imitating the sound of a trumpet I recorded these taps known for military purposes as for example memorial, reveille and the sound played before armies attack.

During the exhibition the sound was played and reached even outside the exhibition venue it established the necessary connection with the public domain. Inside it disturbed the experience of the other artworks in the exhibition.

With this action it was important to point at the role and function of art in todays society. It contained a critique towards art for art sake and a wake up call for artists to take visual responsibility.


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