'Reason' was my graduation presentation. It consisted of three larger works in three connected, sequential spaces. The viewer would move from one to the other, through the works. First the staircase, then the hallway and finally a room. In addition there were some smaller sculptures in the last room.
Accompanying text: "Things are the way they are for a reason. Reason is important in today’s world. One must be reasonable. I like to say my works are not about anything in particular. But I hope you will see this is not true. There is a large overlap between sense and nonsense. Playfulness, compulsion, technical skill, chance, repetition, counting, music, humor, time, the studio, the everyday - these are important things. My way of working is associative, intuitive, open. I start somewhere, and end up somewhere else. Which seems to me how much of life goes."
1.
In the staircase: Instrument. Instrument is a machine, a mechanical instrument made from mostly ordinary materials. It is controlled by a small computer that uses random timings, in an overarching structure that is a kind of composition.
Instrument, 2017
Dimensions variable
Various ceramic, metal and wooden objects, wood, solenoids, tape, speaker wire, power supply, controller
2.
Entering the second space. 1-2-3-4 is a sound sculpture, a voice counting one, two, three, four, one, two .... on four speakers in four corners of the space. One number per second, one number for each corner.
"1-2-3-4", 2017
Dimensions variable
Four speakers in each of the corners of a rectangular space, sound recording
3.
The hallway leads into a separate room, dominated by Fountain. What looks like garden hoses are actually ceramic tubes. Because of the way they were made they have small holes. Pressurised by a pump, water sprays out. Fountain switches on, and off, and on, and so on, creating a rhythmic show where the 'off' phase, with the sound of water dripping and the sight of circular waves on the water, is just as important as the 'on' phase.
Fountain, 2017
200 x 450 x 50 cm
Ceramic tubes, putty, water hose, pumps, pond liner, speaker wire, power supply, controller
In the same room, mounted over the sink, an ordinary wall-clock, painted white. Its sound can still be heard.
Tick Tock, 2017
30 x 30 x 5 cm
Wall clock, paint
The windowsill was used as a bookshelf for some books, one of which was this one.
Untitled, 2016
20 x 15 x 10 cm
One roll of toilet paper (ordered), book binding
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