Marinus Boezem, Space Sculpture
3 Media items ᛫ 4 Beschikbare kunstwerken
1 Tentoonstellingen ᛫ 8 Highlights ᛫ 3 Aanbevelingen

Upstream Gallery

Techniek: Spiegels, touw, metalen haken
Formaat: 225 x 350 x 400 cm
Oplage: uniek werk
Status: niet beschikbaar

Space Sculpture, 1977

Exhibited for the first time in 1992, the Space Sculpture comprises of two vertically standing mirrors, placed with their reflecting surfaces facing each other and held in place by manila ropes that are attached to the floor with metal hooks. On the outside, the sculpture is for the most part sealed and presents itself in the space in which it is set up as a simple, grey, flat form. What it embodies however is not a physical object, but an ideation of space that only takes place in the mind of the observer. While mirrors naturally symbolize the world they reflect, the world that we perceive and reflect on with our concepts, this installation challenges this symbolic act. Instead, within the enclosed part of the sculpture and invisible to the viewer, the mirrors continuously reflect themselves, unfolding an infinite space in which they perceive an endless vacuum. As we interpret the world based on the impressions we receive, we map these impressions by naming them, and giving them an identity. In order to distinguish between different objects and to determine their qualities, we need an arsenal of concepts besides an understanding of space and time. Here, we are given a glimpse of what is often perceived as emptiness in the absence of a proper denomination. By depicting this emptiness, the sculpture shows an exploration that does not turn its back to an understanding of our world, nor to an acknowledgement of the generally accepted image thereof, that exists in the labels we provide. With this installation, the artist steps outside of the world, outside of what we know, and outside of the world that has been reduced to objects.