Anti-Arkitos Antarctica, January 2013
More than 2000 years ago, Greek writers described a large mass of land in the south of the world. Even though they had never seen it, they believed it must exist so that it could 'balance' the land they knew about in the northern half of the world. They named this imagined land 'Anti-Arkitos', meaning the 'opposite of the Arctic'.
On the Exhibition Kruid and Kunst in the weekend of 5, 6 and 7 October, 19 installations and performances will be featured in allotments association De Zandweg in Rotterdam. I will show the installation Feeding the Ducks and Drakes and BOOM#001. (BOOM#001 in collaboration with Gerben Kokmeijer) More info: www.stad-nomaden.nl
BKinfo #7 2012
September the 5th until October the 19th, 2012
Opening reception at September the 5th, 5pm
GCC Exhibition Hall
For the work Couple Simon Kentgens and I decided to meet each other at the border of North and South Korea. We arranged a simultaneous meeting at the UN Main Conference Room, the only place in Korea that is accessible from both sides.
From June 26 until September 9th 2012 I'm in Korea for a residency at GYEONGGI CREATION CENTER (GCC), Daebudo Island in South Korea.
During the residency program I will focus on the DMZ (demilitarized zone). The DMZ is a 4 km wide buffer zone between the North Korean Border and South Korean Border and despite of its name, the most heavily militarized border in the world. It stretches some 250 kilometers across the Korean Peninsula from the mouth of the Imjin River in the west to the town of Goseong in the east. Humans can not enter and so the unknown appearance of this no man's land might have been preserved in an almost pristine state. By not allowing anybody to cross, the soldiers on both sides have protected nature together, like an unintentional collaboration. In search of connections between North and South Korea, this romantic conception of untouched nature forms the central point for my research in Korea.