exhibition extended again, this time until november 5th. 2018
Here we are: ’embrace’,
a little private theatre.
Meet her star players: wool, wind and sound.
When you come in the play begins.
Some people stay in for hours,
some close the door after just opening it,
too empty, too lonely,
others find inner peace or leave tears behind.
Some people wanna enjoy the play over and over again, some are truly satisfied after one visit.
So: Step inside. Your welcome!
~ But, it’s an old barn!
That’s the outside.
Enjoy an Act of Kindness
~ Sounds terrible ‘soft’ to me: ‘an Act of Kindness’
Maybe so, but
I really do like to investigate her ingredients, like
Openness, Respect, Tolerance, Patience and Common Sense.
In no particular order. I like to create a piece of art in which
you can experience a possible answer to questions like
“what’s the amount of space in your heart when it’s kind” or
“how big or small is your heart when you’re intolerant?” or
“how much time do you have for me when the heart is filled with patience” and
“what’s the quality of our time when we are disrespectful”.
~ Well, the quality of our time together right now
might get filled with Irritation, cause you annoy me with your questions.
~Yes! It pisses me off, questions like these.
Can anyone make you angry or does anger live in [y]our ‘self’?
~ Oh fuck you, too many thoughts!
I love to think about these things, these matters.
I love to study them.
~ And the result of these thoughts is a huge knitted curtain,
or is it a wall, a dress, a…?
What is it anyway?
It’s huge. Yes.
Is it a wall? I don’t know.
It’s wool. Knitted sheep wool.
Her vibe is tender.
Her pattern open so the light can play with her….
~ Yeah yeah, sure, but what do I see?
I don’t know.
What do you see?
~ I don’t see much.
But I sense somehow a kind atmosphere, I gotta give you that.
You like it?
You like this atmosphere?
Yes I do.
Are you crying?
~ Please woman, can you be quiet now?
Damn! This Kindness in here will break my heart
It’s quite a Lady isn’t she, this pietà of sheep wool,
still hanging in an old barn at the island Texel.
You can visit her until october 28th. 2018.
It’s very easy to travel by train [remember to arrive at the hour, so you have a smooth connection with the bus to the boat at the train station] or travel by care to Texel [you can take your car on the ferry]. Traveling from Amsterdam to Den Helder f.e. will take you an hour.
The ferry goes back and forth every hour from 06.00 till 21.30.
You can rent a bike near the ferry and take a lovely tour to meet ‘Embrace’.
Enjoy lunch or dinner at Paal 9 pavilion.
So…no excuses left…discover the Energy of Kindness.
Open all day from sunset to sunrise.