Looming (2016) is a moving sculpture of circling shapes. The stretching textile is processed into a lightweight construction. The person wearing the sculpture enters into a dialogue with the floating circles. The work investigates the scope of the human body and its effect on the surrounding space.
Each of the eight sculptures has its own frequency; the size and color of the spiral determine the dynamic of the movement.
The loom is a moving construction, the cadence measured by the beat of weaving repeated patterns.
It’s like life: a flow of change, but there is always cohesion. Inspired by circular shapes in nature such as the consecutive seasons and the rhythm of day and night.
The work represents a balance between stillness and the ever-accelerating speed at which we are moving forward. In the movement research of the wearer, the most beautiful forms arise intuitively. Organically developing from a flat circle into a multi-layered spiral. The imagery is poetic: a flower unfolding its petals, the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly, the peacock dancing his mating ritual.
The neoclassic music is composed live by Mink Steekelenburg (piano).
Material: textile, recycled carbon, and metal. The work originated in 2016 and is further developed between 2016-2021.
It is a performance work and also exists as video work, photo work, and drawings.
Solo performance ‘Looming’ Nuit Blanche at city hall Vincennes 2019 Paris. Selection of group expositions: 'Amsterdam Art' Eye museum 2017 Amsterdam, 'Lost & Found' 2016 Amsterdam, 'Route du Nord' 2016 Rotterdam. Publication at ‘Wallpaper magazine’ paper edition 2017, ‘ID magazine’ 2016.