Serge Onnen – The Fear of Small Numbers
14.10.2018 – 16.12.2018
Festive opening: Sunday 14 October, 15.00, openingsspeech at 15.30.
In the fort Serge Onnen (FR/NL, 1965) constructs an alternative economy. Hard numbers become fluid and loose the definite meaning as we know it. A roulette, a wheel of fortune, “rotorliefs”, a phenakistiscope and a LP spin at high speed. A party of Chinese shadow puppets plays a sudoku-like game and looks with half an eye at Onnen’s animation movie CLOACINAE (2017)*, which is here shown for the first time. Onnen works with drawings and of pre-cinema techniques. He was a resident at the Rijksakademie and teaches at the Rietveld Academy. Onnen lives alternately in Brussels and Amsterdam.
With sound contributions by i.a. Jaap Blonk, Li Daiguo, Dick el Demasiado, Fred Kienhuis, Jonas Ohlsson, Oorbeek, Yvo Sprey, Mark van Tongeren and Mariana Ungureanu, Simon Wald-Lasowski, Harold Austbø. *I.c.w. Sverre Fredriksen.
You are cordially invited to the festive opening on Sunday, October 14, 15.00 with the artist present. Opening speech at 15.30, followed by drinks and music by DJ Marcelle/Another Nice Mess. Everyone welcome!
Also on show this fall at the Kunstfort:
– Charlott Weise – He at Sea
– Interventions by Yin-Ju Chen, Roderick Hietbrink, Rachel de Joode, Lennart de Neef and Micha Prinsen, Lonneke van der Palen, Marius Schwarz, Dan Walwin.
Save the date: Sunday, December 16, 15.00, finissage with Onnen’s band OORBEEK.
Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen is supported by the Municipality of Haarlemmermeer and the Mondriaan Fund.