About the Kalverpassage

Art passage

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.

Ai Weiwei — Forever (Stainless steel Bicycles in gilding) 3 pairs 2 layers

Ai Weiwei (Beijing, 28 August 1957) is a Chinese conceptual artist, political activist and philosopher, whose work consistently disputes the Chinese political regime whilst simultaneously touching upon global themes. The shape, innovation and simplicity of his series of sculpturally repurposed Forever-brand bicycles playfully raise questions about continuity and change, tradition and revolution. In rapidly changing economies, what dimensions of daily life can be expected to last ‘forever’? 

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. 

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