Studio Cheered: THE SHADOWS OF THE PRESENT

Met Studio Cheered schrijf ik elke week een kunstwerk. Af en toe post ik er hier ook een. Voor meer zie: www.studiocheered.net

Being in South-Africa we wanted to involve nature in our work. We wanted to create something kinetic, working with the contrasts of nature and human creation. A tree overshadows bricks and pipes. I love how the focus seems to be on the building material, instead of the thing that is the biggest in the whole ensemble: the constant moving silhouet of the tree trunk. His shadows will change every hour of every day of year. Embodying, no showing by being, how constantly changing and in the here and now nature is. These shadows show there is no past, only the present. It contrasts very strongly with the building materials, waiting to be put together to become a sign of the times. I like how it questions our perception of history and the human perspective on ‘time’.