Jan Robert Leegte – Clear Obscure
Opening July 7, 3 PM
As early as 1969 the term “transparency” was introduced as a computer programming technique. It would form the foundation of computer interaction that everyone could intuitively understand – at the cost of hiding all inner workings of the machine.
Jan Robert Leegte’s exhibition Clear Obscure fills the Genieloods with drawings and performances. The drawings refer to the practice of chiaroscuro from the Renaissance period. The computer performances range from document performances and synthetic wildernesses to recitations from behind the wall of the black box. As architecture the installation mirrors the environment of Fort bij Vijfhuizen, creating an immersive landscape of multiple perspectives, fragments and times.
Jan Robert Leegte (1973, the Netherlands) lives and works in Amsterdam. He recently participated in seminal exhibitions such as Electronic Superhighway at Whitechapel Gallery in London, and Open Codes at ZKM Karlsruhe. His work has been exhibited in venues such as MAAT Lisbon, MOTI Breda, iMal Brussels, and Nomade Art Space in Hangzhou. Leegte’s first solo show was Sculpting the Internet (2017) at Upstream Gallery.
Festive opening on Sunday, July 7, 15.00. Opening speech at 15.30, followed by drinks and music by Mayo.
Inside the fortress: Border Agency – Liquid Landscapes: what if the ground under your feet can’t be trusted?
On and around the island interventions by Heleen Blanken, Almagul Menlibayeva, Becket MWN and the 2nd chapter of Kunstfort Kasus: Vincent Knopper
External: Kunstfort presents at Parksessies: Puck Verkade (17th–20th of July, Haarlem)
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Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen is supported by the Municipality of Haarlemmermeer and the Mondriaan Fund.