Marieke Van Wuytswinkel

The other side of the mountain | Marieke Van Wuytswinkel

Marieke Van Wuytswinkel's (°1987) new video-installation reflects the idea of an environment as a metaphor for the elusiveness of wandering thoughts, moments, memories and experiences. A landscape: “something intangible and within touching distance.” *

The works in this exhibition immerse te spectator into the eye of a landscape architect who creates a scenery to enhance the sense of space by offering the wanderer compositions of colours, plants, hills, empty spaces, light and shadows, wideness and nearness. The landscape evolves into an environment in which one can lose oneself in its spatiality and temporality, a fragmentary space that blends the virtual and the real, in which time represents another dimension of space. The attempt to compose a landscape out of a selection of colours, elements, places and moments, leads to the loss of the images’ content, the evaporating of moments and the blurring of colours and contours.

And we, spectators, always and everywhere,
turned toward the stuff of our lives, and never outward.
It all spills over us. We put it to order.
It falls apart. We order it again
and fall apart ourselves. **

*Berger J. Into the Woods in The Sublime, Documents of Contemporary Art. MIT Press, London 2010, p. 125
**Rilke R. M. De Elegiëen van Duino. Uitgeverij Ijzer, Utrecht, 2006. p. 73 (8th Elegie)

Artists: Marieke Van Wuytswinkel

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