About the Kalverpassage
Sigrid Calon & Naivi
— Triangular grid
Technology and art connected in TRIANGULAR GRID.
For Triangular Grid, Sigrid Calon explored the limits and possibilities offered by triangular LED panels, that have been specifically designed for the Kalverpassage. The LED-lights can display an infinite range of colour. Together with Naivi, who created a customised digital ‘paintbrush’ in the form of an app that Calon could use to project her work directly onto the screens, she looked into all the possibilities that an RGB LED screen could offer in the way of colour.
Calon developed a complex, almost mathematical formula that would create a different grid every minute. This led to a colour range containing 365 colours based on the number of days in a year. Within this, she created a range of 53 off-whites: one for every week. Each week would consist of a palette of 7 colours including one off-white in which no more than 4 colours would be visible in the grid at the same time. In addition, each day of the week would have a basic shape and directional position on the grid.
Ichwan Noor — Beetle sphere
Indonesian artist Ichwan Noor (Jakarta, 1963) is renowned for his large-scale sculptures of hybrid human, animal and technological forms. Noor focuses exclusively on the man-made, modifying different vehicular components into new, simplified shapes in which their original function is challenged. This 1953 Beetle is one in a series of lifesize full-scale VWs transformed into to perfect spheres and cubes.
Jonathan Monk — Covered Motorbike
British artist Jonathan Monk (Leicester, 1969) replays, recasts and re-examines seminal works of Conceptual and Minimal art by variously witty, ingenious and irreverent means. Covered Motorbike is the largest bronze sculpture that Monk has ever produced. Normal associations of speed or the open road are belied and instead Monk presents a large, heavy and inert object. The bike has vanished, hidden beneath the tarpaulin. The subject of the work remains secret.
Maarten Baas — Analog digital clock
The Analog Digital Clock by Maarten Baas (Arnsberg, 1978) is a digital clock, in which the numbers are manually changed by painters every minute. The clock is part of the ‘Real Time’ series: four clocks (including the Schiphol clock, Grandfather clocks and the sweeper’s klok) that display 12-hour filmed performances indicating the time. In real time, Maarten Baas expresses his perception of time: how it passes and how valuable and infinite time is.
Gao Xiao Wu — Our Generation-Oh Yeah
The works by Gao Xiao Wu (Sanming, China, 1976) depict concern about happiness and grief in everyday life of ordinary people living in the city. In "Our Generation," Gao uses the body language of youths rather than exaggerated expressions to highlight issues of contemporary society. In this sculpture, the youth is seen leapfrogging over an imaginary obstacle in pursuit of glory and greater heights.