At the Exhibition at Betakontext titled Just another Art for Life Experience – Set 8, two works of mine are on show. The first work is a Lino Print titled Tanz 2.1, and the second work is a site specific installation/implementation titled Tanz 2.3. Both these works are based on a time lapse video I made in the past, which captures the creation of a huge, room filling installation in a big, empty space. I have translated the movement I make in this video to create the installation, as a cartography, into a lino print. In an attempt to capture a series of various movements, through a space of big dimensions, over a certain period of time, in one, direct image, this lino print was born. Currently, I am working on creating further translations of this first one, the print, into various different materials and sizes. One of those is the installation titled Tanz 2.3. This one manifests itself as a three-dimensional version of the line drawing in the print, made out of threaded rods, and going into the walls of the project space, suggesting that the form continues throughout the building.
Tanz 2.1: 40 x 50 cm, Framed Lino Print, 2018 & Tanz 2.3 (detail), 3,5 x 5,5 x 3 m, installation, threaded rods, steel connection points, 2018. Photo: Rosita Hofmann
This is the information available about me and my work at the Exhibition:
Willeke van Ravenhorst | Tanz 2.1, Tanz 2.3
Tanz 2.1: 40 x 50 cm, Framed Lino Print, 2018 Tanz 2.3, 3,5 x 5,5 x 3 m, installation, threaded rods, steel connection points, 2018
W.N. van Ravenhorst is a Dutch artist, living and working in Düsseldorf. Untill recently, she always made huge, room filling, temporary installations, using unconventional and industrial materials, preferably in big, unusual spaces. The making process of these works was always filmed, ending up in an entire archive of time lapse videos on which one can see the installations slowly come into existence. In a recent new direction in her work, van Ravenhorst has started translating these videos, or rather, the way she moves through the space while creating an installation, in various different media such as printing techniques and small scale sculptures. You can see these new works as cartographies, that always try to capture a multitude of movement, time and space into one, direct image.