“Zone”, Karolien Chromiak, in collaboration with Dennis Ramaekers, 2016

 

"Zone" is a one-night, site-specific installation created for BRDG Antwerp. BRDG Antwerp choses artists to intervene in the space of the bridge and its surroundings, bearing in mind its specific location and also facing the challenge of exhibiting their work in a public space. The installation exists out of three projected videos, all consisting out of glitches. The abstract videos intertwine with massive amounts of fog that are blown into the public space on regular intervals.

For one night the bridge becomes an installation, a performance, a situation. The work can be seen as a performance, which emphasises its temporal character. Because of this performative character, it situates itself between a thing and an event. The installation is not, it occurs, it happens, it takes time.

Although being aesthetically abstract it can also be seen as a narrative piece. This can be found in the role of the passers-by who in this temporal situation transcend into being actors and viewers at the same time. Narration thus can be found in the scenographic nature of the installation: the viewer/actor becomes a part of (the) space and time. 

- Karolien Chromiak - “Zone”, 2016
“Zone”, 2016
- Karolien Chromiak - “Zone”, 2016
“Zone”, 2016
- Karolien Chromiak - “Zone”, 2016
“Zone”, 2016
- Karolien Chromiak - “Zone”, 2016
“Zone”, 2016
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