Een internationale expositie (gemaakte werken worden in Nederland, België en Frankrijk getoond) waarbij elke exposant eenzelfde plastic schedel krijgt die als basis dient voor een nieuw werk:
‘Get out of your skull’ is a collaborative art project with the participation of an international selected group of 64 artists. All the participating artists will receive one of the real size skulls to work with in whatever way he or she sees fit. All these modified, pimped and altered skulls will be collectively exhibited from August 2021, within various showcases in the Netherlands, in Belgium and France. The project will enjoy an extensive promotional presentation on 10dence and various affiliated websites, social media and a variety of affiliated art magazines and art platforms.
The coronavirus outbreak and the ensuing lockdown have rapidly pushed the art world to make a transformative shift towards the virtual world. As a result, the 10dence platform ‘Get out of your skull’ project will be partially showcased within actual venues and partially in a virtual way.
10dence platform is to showcase the skulls within various venues within the Netherlands, in Belgium and in France. First venue will take place in the City of Ghent in Belgium from August 10 to 29 2021. Due to the current corona restrictions, we will continue to monitor the developments and adjust the dates accordingly upon governmental request. Additional information on the locations and dates will be clearly transferred to the participants as they will become available. We expect the project to be finalized by the end of 2021.
Title of the work: “Threads of thought”.
catch my heart
catch my drift
don’t get me
Starting from scratch, that’s what you do with a new project, no preconceaved ideas and let the subject sink in. A good starting point and also a way to challenge yourself, as happened this time.
Working from my studio in het harbour district I often use recycled materials, mostly textiles. By touching these fabrics the ideas arise automatically.
Touching the skull for the first time, it felt so cold, I wanted to make it feel more comfortable so I covered it’s the surface with a cotton rag which I tore to little pieces.
In the process of working on that, slowly the idea came up to open the skull and show the world my inner thoughts.
I used cotton thread to wrap small objects and rusted metal wire I found on the little beach near my studio; they represent the thoughts that go on and on in my head and of which at some point I don’t even remember what the original thoughts ware, let alone whether they are true…..
By connecting all the different elements, the unstoppable flow of thoughts gradually became visible.
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