of circumstances I - II
8 - 17 July 2011
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.
of circumstances I is an intimate video performance 3:50 min in which
I reflected on the political climate in the Netherlands.
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
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.
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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