All the way back
March 8 - 29, 2014
Opening: March 7, 17:00 - 22:00.
Radio improvisation by Sjoerd Leijten
Interview: The beauty of being lost
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New Shelter Plan is pleased to announce the exhibition All the way back by Jasper Coppes and Stijn Verhoeff. As part of their ongoing collaboration they have recently recorded a 16mm film of a nocturnal journey through the countryside. The spatial installation which they developed for NSP provides an atmospheric environment activating the first screening of this new film.
The camera moves through a brightly lit but unfinished barn. A little radio fills the space with fragments of text. Ferns lie haphazardly amidst construction materials. A man carries red sticks outside. He is merely visible from the back. The man is so deeply involved with his surrounding that he seems to become part of its speechless components. The intentions of his actions and the significance of space remain obscured, neither do we gain much information about the surroundings; outside it is dark and night. In this darkness a woman is walking around with a torch, occasionally revealing her direct environment: a ruin under construction and a gloomy forest pounding with unnatural sounds. She discovers a concrete sculpture and takes it with her. Back in the barn the elements come together, creating a latent and open unity. At New Shelter Plan this enthralling world of serene obscurity is manifested and brought to life.
Visual artists Jasper Coppes (Amsterdam, 1983) and Stijn Verhoeff (Amsterdam, 1981) make films, spatial installations, sound-performances and. Silent objects, people who say no and areas where the natural and the cultural merge are topics that frequently appear in their work. They have independently and collaboratively participated in exhibitions, film festivals and lecture series across Europe and in the United States.
Sjoerd Leijten (1983) is a composer, musician and sound artist. Open forms, improvisation, indeterminacy and real-time processing often pop up in his work. Next to his performances he makes music for movies, theatre, modern dance and computer games.
This exhibition is supported by Mondriaan Fonds and Copenhagen Hardwood