The Sound of Distance
10 April – 21 June 2009
Curator: Lorenzo Benedetti
Katinka Bock reconceptualizes the environment of De Vleeshal through installation works and sculptures that create a relationship between the space’s interior and exterior landscapes. As so often in her work, this joining of inside and outside explicitly includes the weather. Rain, wind and sun are allowed a direct influence on De Vleeshal’s interior. Consequently, the art works exhibited here will be shaped by time, changing over the duration of the exhibition.
Space and landscape are recurring features in Katinka Bock’s work. In De Vleeshal, this fascination with environments is related to the longstanding Dutch tradition of landscape painting. Using simple, natural materials – employed in such a way that their fragile, precarious changeability is revealed – Bock creates physical, historical and social interconnections between elements of De Vleeshals’s environment. Die Diagonal (2009), for example, explores the space of the hall through measurement of its components. April Table (2009) reflects the passage of time. A final example is the ceramic installation The Ground of the Sea (2009), which analyses how elements of a space may display the traces of time.
On the occasion of the opening of The Sound of Distance, on 10 April 2009, the band Infinite Mind will give a live performance of their project Studio Visit (concept: Katinka Bock, text: Thomas Boutoux, music: Infinte Mind) in the basement of De Vleeshal.