NICKY ZWAAN: TRYING TO CATCH UP WITH MY MOLECULES
FIRST CITYSCAPES EXHIBITION at GM8 SUPERSPACE
23 March to
27 April 2012 Cityscapes Gallery presents the first exhibition at GM8
SuperSpace: NICKY ZWAAN, TRYING TO CATCH UP WITH MY MOLECULES. GM8 is a new cultural hotspot, located in the
former Huishoudschool at the Museumplein; now a temporary hideout for various artists
and creative enterprises.
TRYING TO CATCH UP WITH MY MOLECULES
is proud to present at GM8 two recent installations by artist Nicky Zwaan in
which she investigates how we ‘materialize’ the world around us through the
perception of light.
The way Nicky Zwaan uses iridescent mirrors
to unravel the beauty of our urban environment reminds off the use off mirrors
to discover the ‘picturesque’ beauty of the natural environment in the 18e
century. Like her picturesque predescessors Nicky Zwaan pictures the world in
mirror image. Only the mirrors changed, so did the world.
SuperSpace, Gabriel Metsustraat 8 Amsterdam
March 2012 – 26 April 2012
PRESENTATIONS: 23 March, 06 and 26 April, 20.00
Spring is a light installation consisting of three parts: Cut-Away,- Ghost,-
and Exploded View. The first part consists of a video projected on a fan. The
image is like a cut-away view which reveals the inside of a machine integrated
with its surface. The second part of the installation shows the image like a ‘ghost
view’. The video projection shining through the fan, is caught by a circle of
‘broken’ mirrors. It is fragmented in several different directions and reflects
off each of the shards at a different angle. The third part is simultaneously
showing the whole and its constituent parts. In this world a flying bird
doesn’t need to bridge time and space to go from one fragment to another.
WORDS BREAK THE WORLD IN PIECES
installation a projection materializes as spatial pixels. Light literally
connects the viewer with the object, thus something is made visible which
normally is not. ‘An object in space is only visible when light bounces off it
and enters our eyes as a light wave. The object materializes in our brain, not
on the table. We think we see it in front of us, when in reality it is hiding
in our head’.