Online: Apprentice Master expo #6: Moongoose
26 March @ 8:00 pm - 19 April @ 5:00 pm
Due to the Corona virus, this expo will be taking place online.
Apprentice Master exhibition #6: Moongoose
26 March 2020 – 19 April 2020
Kunstpodium T, Tilburg
Oscar Santillan (master)
The moongoose is total and its shelves register all the possible combinations.
The moongoose nowadays is filled with artworks talking about artworks.
The vast moongoose contains no two identical artworks.
The moongoose is a floating archive to hold on too.
The moongoose is temporary and continuous.
The moongoose is full with empty shelves.
The moongoose is tested by piranhas.
The moongoose is always foldable.
The moongoose is a mutant show.
About the artists
Within my practise I Consider art as a raw potential for objects, people and moments to supersede their initial manifestation & intent. With artworks fulfilling the role of tools for us to play with, a product of an active endeavor, possessing an inherent quality to facilitate opportunity. I strive to create conditions in which we enter an open state of mind susceptible to the intangible and fleeting experience that is art.
Who is the individual and what is the collective? What do we share and how do we interfere? How do we perceive and how aware are we of our surroundings? Melanie Maria believes that we are all longing for an emotional connection with the other. By physical performance, the use of public space and human gestures; she invites the spectator to come closer.
Melanie Maria works in and with the moment. It depends on the situation, location and bodies how a performance develops into a ‘result’. Every artwork is a research, where she is trying to get a grip on our desire to make a connection with each other and our surroundings.
A test to discover how you feel about a building, a prototype to write a letter to your grandmother or a voice-over that tells you how to move through a crowd unnoticed: different and often absurd ways to get a grip on reality. Roos Nieboer works with performance, text and textiles, and explores the question : can a general theory be found that we can apply to the world and how we should live in it?
By playing with the loose associations between word, image and meaning, she stimulates the imagination of the spectators.
Elina’s artistic practice results in temporary, procedural configurations where materials develop uncanny lives of their own. Working with beeswax, she explores animals as producers of material culture and responds through the precarity of the material on issues as climate change. The material’s intrinsic properties and its chance to react on its environment, are setting it free on themselves. Wax is solid, but it may be easily liquified. As temporary and malleable is today the state of animals -and specifically the bees- under extinction, as temporary is wax.
Floor Snels conducts research into social relationships within a certain community. She analyses hierarchies and responds with a form in which the individual and the collective are connected. The final form of her work conveys something about the social relationships within the situation in which it operates.