"I see my work like a conversation or a musical score. As a composition with a ‘continuo’ in it." Zaida Oenema, a solo presentation.
Human capacity is challenged, the human condition, can you spare me a moment?
Zaida Oenema (Groningen, 1980) makes her drawings with full concentration and extreme precision. She uses pencil and biro, but also scalpel or soldering iron on paper in rhythmic, meticulous physical actions.
The result provides fascinating spectacles of movement, light, structure, texture. You will experience the rhythm of her breathing as it were. You may feel the blood flow in your veins. For a moment it seems that you can enter her intimate work process and disappear in her world. Hold your breath and create a moment of silence. When you breathe deeply, you’ll find yourself in immense vastness. It sounds like a whisper of a gentle breeze in a visual play of floodlight.
Because what you see here is not the usual, you feel that it requires a certain dedication to be involved in this, a mysterious urge to make these works. The answer is not yet available. Just listen to the wind. Feel your own breath. Look at the light show. Move your body. And experience to be there.