EXHIBITION: 17 September - 3 December 2017
Radiant Matter is the first duo exhibition of work by Marjolijn Dijkman and Maarten Vanden Eynde. It brings together objects, sculptures, a video and photos that explore the complex relation between the impact of the human on its environment and vice versa. Radioactive isotopes, as remainders of the nuclear era, will most likely mark the transition between the Holocene and the Anthropocene (the era in which the human species has become the most important force behind transformations of the earth itself). The Anthropocene challenges us to think in enormous time scales and distances which go beyond human experience. We are confronted with the fact that ungraspable natural processes and phenomena such as CO2 emissions and volcanoes have come to influence our daily life on many different levels. In Radiant Matter works are on view in which the enormous and distant – radioactive radiation, CO2, asteroids, meteorites – are connected to the very small and personal, in the form of remainders and discarded objects of individuals. The works convey a shared reality but from a very personal perspective. This exhibition is accompanied by a book launch of 'Radiant Matter' published by Onomatopee (Oct. 2017).
Opening: 17 September 2017 / from 14:30 - 17:00
Curated by Alice Smits
BOOKLAUNCH: End of November 2017 during Amsterdam Art Weekend (tbc.)
Onomatopee 146: Marjolijn Dijkman / Radiant Matter
Edited by Marjolijn Dijkman and Kris Dittel.
With additional contributions by Ken Hollings, Maarten Vanden Eynde and Raqs Media Collective.
Designed by Salome Schmuki.
Published by Onomatopee.
Book launch: from 15:00 - 18:00
The publication Radiant Matter by Marjolijn Dijkman envelops a series of recent works that are tied together in their quest to analyse and reflect on the nature of scientific inquiry and the role of speculation, fiction and spiritualism. Their central topic evolves around the timeless fascination of humankind for the exploration of cosmic space, the position of our planet, and our human subjectivity in relation to celestial bodies. In addition to an image essay, a conversation between the artist and editor Kris Dittel, the widely illustrated book includes texts by Ken Hollings, Maarten Vanden Eynde and Raqs Media Collective which further contextualise and inform her work and subject matters.
Zone2Source is an international platform which invites artists to develop projects inside and outside of the glass pavilions of the Amstelpark, in which alternative practices and experiences of our ‘natural’ environment are being proposed. Zone2Source is concerned with a return to the source to observe and experience anew in order to explore new relations between humans, nature and technology. In exhibitions, workshops, presentations and discussions alternative imaginations are being offered to reorient ourselves with what a 21st century way of dealing with our world could be.
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