Source Material

14 May 2009
28 Jun 2009
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  • Witte de Withstraat 50, Rotterdam
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Cor Dera, Reineke Otten, Özlem Altin, Marjolijn Dijkman, Kim Bouvy,
Sjoerd Westbroek, Radboud Mens, Jeroen van Broekhuizen


collection-26_lg.jpg - Özlem Altin

Source Material presents the work of eight artists who use their interest in collection and archiving as a means
to reconsider the meaning of history, identity and time. In recent years the art world has seen a striking interest
in documentation and archiving. In the current Internet age, access to source material has become virtually
unlimited and the Internet functions as the archive of all archives. How can that immense amount of information
be tamed?

Monumental photo series of Cor Dera, Marjolijn Dijkman and Jeroen Broekhuizen, new installations of Kim Bouvy,
Özlem Altin and Sjoerd Westbroek, research by Reineke Otten and the jukebox with the record collection of
Noise-artist Radboud Mens: the artists in Source Material use an unorthodox way of unlocking, of 'knowing', in
which the desire for order and clear arrangement can be converted into a passion for understanding the world.
The traditional meaning and hierarchy of the images is made subordinate to a new logic, to a subversive and
narrative way of showing the world.