Installation ROTTERDAM    


    Rotterdam is the final destination of InstallationPackage ‹Rhine› - the locus where the river meets the sea. In the midst of the city, there is a small island that has the shape of a ship and is called Noordereiland. I cannot imagine any place that would be more suitable for rounding off this two-year journey. This solitary spot invites us to embark on a journey to that other island we're after - after all. The isle, that compels us to begin our journey, a journey that we want to last as long as possible. The journey, that, once it is under way, raises questions that are more important than the answers, questions that describe the Secret of the Naiad.

Three suitcases are standing next to me, filled with experiences from the two-year trip along this European river. The voice of the River Rhine is no longer audible here in Rotterdam, as he is mixed up with the numerous languages spoken in the harbours before he merges with that immense mass of water in which
  clouds mirror themselves, and the attributes and rituals exist forever without any clear right - reflecting a universal silent language.
The entire space of the NE-studio's, an art space situated at Noordereiland, is used for the closing of «InstallationPackage Rhine» inside as well as outside the building, so that the visitor only can get a complete overview when he takes his time to walk the whole trajectory. It is not meant to be just a compilation of what was worked out at the previous stations.

For this overview, several parts of earlier works are re-used or combined with new materials and, situated in another context, offer different perspectives and insights. A photo-reportage under the title Colouring Rotterdam, picturing the variety of people sitting and waiting in the subway of Rotterdam, and a photo-selection of the harbours of Rotterdam are new. What are the dynamics of people who are 'in transit'?

  4.9 - 6.9 1992   Exhibition Overview 90-92, NE-studio's, Noordereiland, Rotterdam (NL) (solo)
Dimensions variable.

  6.1992 - 9.1992   The Secret of the Naiad Artisti-in-residence in Rotterdam