OPENING OF THE POP-UP ART EXHIBITION 'SIGNALS FROM PARADISE' BY ALEXANDER VAN BAKEL & WOUTER SMIT
EXHIBITION // 01 - 15 MARCH 2019
OPEN // EVERY DAY
OPENING EVENT // FRIDAY // 01 MARCH 2019
17.00 - 23.00 // FREE ENTRANCE
PERFORMANCES // EITHER ID // CANDY BARVILLE
VRIJ PALEIS // PALEISSTRAAT 107 // AMSTERDAM
Alexander van Bakel and Wouter Smit invite you to their upcoming exhibition "Signals from Paradise" where they will show their individual works "Paradise Found" & "Signals Unknown" alongside each other to explore the signals from the past, the present and a potential future; Paradise or Dystopia?
In his series of work ‘signals_unknown’, Wouter Smit sets out to rediscover the analog signal in its poetic significance, if not its mesmerizing magic. He simultaneously humanizes and mythologizes several media set ups, by transforming them by means of interaction, analog signal processing and digital data transduction by means of a stint of artistic alchemy.
Paradise Found offers the ultimate escape into a completely rational solar system where a cube of fixed proportions serves as a standard unit; a cosmological constant from which all planets are constructed. On each planet's surface endlessly iterating structures reminiscent to Piranesi’s imaginary carceri (prisons) entangle the spectator into a promise for a potential future.
pk8studio, amsterdam, 2019