This Spring the concrete fortress morphs between a company’s office and a disintegrating marriage, an archeological treasure and a spooky tomb, a future factory and a fallen multinational. With animation, image, sculpture, graphics, jewelry and play, Berlin-based Catherine Biocca (Italy, 1984) transforms the Kunstfort into a colorful dystopia: Ancient Workers.
The main plea of this exhibition is to work harder. In the entrance room we encounter a restless CEO trying to motivate everyone around him, simultaneously in different locations, sections and times. And backstage is even more disturbing: from the CEO’s inner motivation represented by some ancient statue mixed with a Homer Simpson-like character, to a horrifying jewelry set talking to us from a screen. Employing visual references and narratives from science fiction, Biocca reflects on Fort bij Vijfhuizen as an artificial place where date and destiny seem confused.
You are cordially invited to the festive opening on Sunday April 8th, 15.00. Opening speech 15.30 followed by drinks and music by Natalia Domínguez Rangel.
Warm-up: Thursday April 5th 20.00 launch of the artist’s book BONSAI FEELING at San Seriffe, Amsterdam with Vela Arbutina (book designer), Aaron Bogart (Floating Opera Press) and Zippora Elders (Kunstfort).
Finissage: Sunday July 1st 15.00 with artist talks and performances around Ancient Workers and Sequioa Grove, the exhibition of Eva-Fiore Kovacovsky in de Genieloods.
Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen is supported by the Municipality of Haarlemmermeer and the Mondriaan Fund.