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Nimk is possibly stepping into a new era of exhibiting art. While you see new stuff happening in the Stedelijk, where (arty) computer games are exhibited next to top pieces from famous artists, another museum with stature creates a breeding ground and a platform to expose new work. In a less curated way than they are used to. Platform 2 is dynamic, ephemeral active and on top of that it’s on the Keizersgracht. The beginning of a fresh new vibe if you ask me.
What’s there to do on the opening besides drinking and listening to a little bit of Detroit techno
Job Doeselaar shows a wall-mounted VCR installation which shows a rearranged part of The Matrix in a loop. This loop contains the monologue of the character agent Smith. While this machine is running, it slowly ‘eats’ the tape loop until Smith’s wisdom is lost.
Robert Overweg is photographer in the virtual world of computer games (that would be me). He created two pieces, one of them is an installation which gives you a look into the virtual world of Grand Theft Auto 4. When looking through a car window you see a virtual hooker slowly passing by. She appears to be on the phone, and you can send her a message at the exhibit and see what happens.
Andre Avelas presents a recent work called 50 HZ (MAINS & OSCILLATORS). It’s a system of translation where the existing power sockets in the gallery directly connect walls to speakers amplifying the frequency that comes from the building’s power mains (50 hz). Clusters of electronics and cables are coupled in pairs with oscillators on the same frequency. These multiple pairs are installed in the space according to a logic determined by the existing architecture of the building’s power outlet network.
Platform 2, the facts:
Opening: October 12, 18:00 – 20:00 / free entrance
Address: Keizersgracht 264
Duration: October 12 / November 6
Exhibition hours: Tue to Fri 11:00 – 17:00, Sat & first Sunday of the month, 13:00-17:00
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