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
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.
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'.