T Painting - Square
kinetic installation, dimensions variable between 50 x 50 x 5 and 60 x 60 x 5 cm
elastic fabric, rubber, metal, plastic, wood, 4 electric stepper motors, arduino board
Now it's not like it used to be before …
It happens that even fundamental ideas, dogmas, understanding of basic structures – forming the bricks of all the existing, with the lapse of time (time itself as well) tends to vary due to a new perception or even a new illusion. T Painting only seems to be a painting as a more or less fixed black square. Having observed it for a while, you realize that it's not like it was a while ago – it has changed its appearance. The initial presumption proved false. The new shape is formed as a result of barely visible slow motion. T Painting is moving, changing its size and form, doing it slowly, almost imperceptibly. Slow movement, or more precisely, the differences of the geometric form become apparent only through the change of what the form used to be and what it has become now. By refusing observation in time, confrontation of before and after, everything turns static. This displacement is a key element of my T Works series. The difference can be noticed only by returning. Simple surface covers a complicated mechanism that can only be prevised. T is both transformation and transcendence. There is no special significance attached to the colour or the form (a square in this case). The essential task is to capture the displacement – the difference between the final and the initial position. Nothing stands still, everything is arguable. Conceivable as opposed to the unknown, confidence – to doubts, evidentiary – to subversion. A new form arises as a result of uncertainty and probability. Thus, the motion and the geometrical form are unpredictable and they never repeat. T Works live their own lives.
group exhibition Canvascollectie, May 10th – June 10th, 2012 at Bozar, Brussels, BE
group exhibition Invite Someone, November 30th – December 6th, 2011 at Kunst-Zicht Gallery, Gent, BE
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