Part of this video installation is filmed in the interior of the Sonneveld House (NAi, Rotterdam). I was fascinated by the colours of the rooms, the intense use of primary colours that covered not only the walls, but the furniture and the fabrics. The house, decorated following a Modernist colour wheel, allowed me to explore how we have been inhabiting certain systems. Useful tools like the colour wheel are ways of systematising knowledge. In the video I embrace the aesthetics of the house, an abstract aesthetic that resonates with traces of a modernist utopian worldview which it once embodied. In other moments of this video we see pale hands coarsely peal the rind of a lemon; a dissected cucumber forms a star on the metallic kitchen surface and glass fruit gently colliding. Repetition becomes demonstration, and demonstration becomes obsession. Logic becomes subjective and representation turns to presentation.
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Full HD video projection: 16:9 (with 4:3 mask), colour, sound,
8'14'' (loop, )2010
That Which Is Above That Which Is, 2010