Curator Studio for immediate Spaces, Sandberg Amsterdam
It is only an hour ’s drive away, if your car could go straight upwards
The quote brought the following event back to my memory. On a day during a holiday in Spain I was sitting next to the driver in a fourwheel drive trucklike car, that was parked at the edge of a cliff. The moment my friend clutched the gear something went (different) wrong and we drove slowly backwards over the edge, the cliff was steep but not too deep and the car fell straight downwards, turned a quarter around and stopped upside down, standing on its backside with the nose pointing towards the sky.
The Sandberg student finds himself a bit in a similar position, always stuck in a paradox, between the material gesture, all the limitations of the material and the vision without any restriction, the imagination, the idea ‘pur sang’.
The title stems /derives from the following quote:
Space isn’t remote at all. It’s only an hour’s drive away if your car could go straight upwards.
This quote stem from Sir Fred Hoyle (1915-2001), a British astronomer and science fiction author. He rejected the idea of the Big Bang, he considered the idea that the universe had a beginning to be pseudo science, as being arguments for a creator, a God. “for it’s an irrational process, and can’t be described in scientific terms”. Instead, Hoyle began to argue for the universe as being in a “steady state” and formulated the steady state theory, the theory that the universe is eternal and maintained by constant creation of matter.
The Studio For Immediate spaces includes any space as a possible place. This is too much.
Momart Space Amsterdam, June 2014