Lightness week 2 with Rob Sweere

7 أيار / مايو 2014
11 أيار / مايو 2014

Rob Sweere's week of lightness incorporated different projects that made you float on water, air and even soundwaves. From Wednesday May 7 it was possible to visit his Silent City, made of different huge inflatables that could be entered. The smaller sculptures of the project Instamatic invited you to take up the sculptures and pose with them for picture taking. The gigantic Drone 2.0 gave the experience of floating on sound. And ferry boat Heaven sailed on the water in front of Mediamatic.


19-06-2014 Drone Camping - Inflatable sculptures by Rob Sweere. Exhibited at Mediamatic during his week of Whiteness as part of the Lightness exhibitions. The Inflatable sculptures by Rob Sweere are the landscape for our flying exercises. Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) are becoming very common in many areas. From hobby toy to deadly drone stikes, they are popping up everywhere. Revolutionising the areal photography practice and enabling DIY mapping projects, drones are also used for… Rob Sweere



Whiteness exhibition
May 7 - 11th: Daily from 13:00 - 18:00

Boat Trip to Heaven
May 5 - 11th. Daily from 13:00 -18:00

Echokamer; Drone 2.0 & Micro Miking
Saturday May 10th, 20:00

Silent City

With a Silent City made of huge inflatables, that can be entered and looked through, Sweere made you feel like you were looking through a wormhole.

Drone 2.0

Sweere was in the process of building a gigantic Drone 2.0 made out of wood, the sound of which has later on made the Mediamatic Fabriek shake. The soundwaves were generated by Mars F. Wellink – based on the voice of Rob Sweere – and gave the experience of floating. Drone 2.0 was based on the idea found in many world religions... in the beginning there was sound.


The shapes and forms of the Silent City returned in the smaller sculptures of Instamatic. This was a project in which you were invited to take up the sculptures and pose with them for a picture, like if you were a classical sculpture yourself. From Instamatic (the old Kodak camera) to Instagram!


Finally there was the project called Heaven: a pontoon like barge boat on the water in front of Mediamatic. You were invited to lay on it and watch the heavens above.


In an age where everyone is affected by the weight of society, the overbearing fears of the economy and the heavy hand of government, 'lightness' is the way forward. We let go of the material and celebrated the ethereal with 11 weeks of 'lightness'. Each week Mediamatic invited a new artist to question the meaning of 'lightness'.