Catinca Tilea – Time said: “Can you see me?”
This artwork visualizes the passage of time. In the way we experience the physical world, we are not drawn to focus on the changes that time makes on our surroundings. It is only when these changes have happened that we do perceive them. Time Said: “Can You See Me?”
On the 24th of January 2019, the process begins with the clean, intact glass. Soon after, the window is then hit with a hammer several times. This act visualizes the violence of time within a very fast process. While the human eye can’t register this destruction moment bit by bit, the artwork documents it into a video performance and surprises the tiniest details of the glass surface losing its integrity. The film performance, together with the broken glass are to be presented on the 21st of February 2019. Throughout the year the window continues to splinter in an extremely slow fashion. This is another time process that the eye cannot see. In a set of periodical photographs, the very slow degradation of glass documents this different type of time violence.
Time Said: “Can You See Me?” is a reflective piece on preservation and destruction.
Catinca’s work is supported by CBK Rotterdam (Centre for Visual Arts Rotterdam)
Mezzanine Windows Opening
[EN] In the windows of the WORM #Wunderbar, 5 time-based installations can be seen for exactly one year. In this time frame the individual works will undergo an alteration, a change that is triggered by light, time, degradation and/or movement. For some of the works on display, this change is rather fast, but for the others the process will be so slow that it will not be immediately observable.
The kick-off of the change process will be at 21.30 on Thursday evening, January 24th.
Drinks served and the artists will introduce their work. Event is free of charge.
[NL] In de ramen van de WORM #Wunderbar zijn precies één jaar lang een 5-tal installaties te zien. In dit tijdsbestek zullen de afzonderlijke werken een verandering ondergaan, een verandering die in gang wordt gezet door licht, tijd, afbraak en/of beweging. Voor sommige van de tentoongestelde werken gaat deze verandering snel maar voor een aantal zal het proces zich zo langzaam voltrekken dat het niet in real-time zichtbaar zal zijn.
De aftrap van het proces zal op donderdagavond 24 januari om 21.30 in gang worden gezet. Wees welkom voor een drankje en een introductie van de kunstenaars. Dit event is gratis!
Nan Wang – Sunlight Refractor
This is a kinetic installation consisting of six optical discs made of polarizing filters. The optical discs take advantage of the natural light conditions of the WORM window, forming a time-based mesmerizing moving image with polarized daylights and a movement cycle inspired by Iching hexagrams. The six discs appearing from black to transparent, form a binary representation of the 64 verses from Iching. The changes of transparency and the shifting color inside of the six optical discs also offer an interesting visual dialog for viewers from both inside and outside the building. A push botton and small booklet of this installation allows viewers to refresh the optical discs and generated and read their own refractive vision narratives.
Esther Urlus – Three light-sensitive emulsions
Image constructed from 3 different light-sensitive emulsions that are presented under unstable conditions and slowly discolor by factor time and light to an overexposed dark scene.
Daylight is shining through a silver emulsion forming a B&W image. Trough the clear parts of this image an iron emulsion, that gives an intense color blue, and an iron-silver emulsion with a painterly sepia color, are exposed. Common denominator of the individual emulsions is that they are colour-blind and only sensitive to UV rays. The day light that enters through the window will expose the emulsions and change their appearance.