DELEUZE & BORGES LABYRINTHIC ENCOUNTER, 2014
Part of the group exhibition "Variations.Uniformity" at Bradwolff Porjects Amsterdam. The exhibition's point of departure is a shared interest in artistic research as a method of working. The notion itself – artistic research – is, just like the colour red, a collective term for a large amount of variations. To make these two words resonate with polymorphism and differences in nature. But like a uniform definition of red is claimed by specific cultures, artistic research does not seem to be associated with academic tools; it is for this group of artists.
The portal-mural piece evolves around the recurring notion in my work, that concepts can vary their meanings, depending on their context. The same is true for forms and colours and in mixture, these changes in meaning form a personal playground, using typography and the assets of the location as expressive tools.
Gilles Deleuze's notion of Rhizome, intertwines unexpectedly in a labyrinthic encounter with Jorges Luis Borges tale “El Jardín de los Senderos que se Bifurcan”, translated as “The Garden of Forking Paths”. The meditation on the nature of reality, space and time as fictional realms with infinite possibilities, and the consideration that perhaps every space-time nodecould work as the center of a system of branching or forking paths, as an ever-recurring moment of departure and encounter.
*Acrylic paint on wall for the portal-mural, and performative lecture with photocopies, sound and projections.