This year I'll take part in the IJsselbiennale. A biennale which streches out along the river IJssel in Holland.
A river which I've know all my life and which was of great importance for me. I grew up in Deventer and stdied in the mideval city called Kampen, both set at the riverbanks of the IJssel.
I will show my new work on the area in Deventer where there used to be a gas-factory. The work represents an abstract gas-factory with sphere and inside a rhizome with architectural and other elements refering to the more and more interconnected fields of economy, ecology and geo-politics. A work strongly related to my hanging installations called :Constellation".
The theme of this years biennale is Earth. The rhizome conects to that theme and represents a root-system that consists of a modified subterranean plant stem that sends out roots and shoots from its nodes.Deleuze and Guattari use the term rhizome to describe theory and research that allows for multiple, non-hierarchical entry and exit points in data representation and interpretation.
The IJsselbiennale opens on Friday the 16th. of June and will run until the 17th. of September 2023.