16.06.2016 | On June 30, we will open our new art space entitled Het Kunstlokaal for the very first time. Our visual residents Children of the Light will showcase their installation DIAPOSITIVE on this night and subsequently during the months of July and August. In these months, the installation can be visited during the evening throughout the week and throughout the night during club nights.
Over the course of the last months, we've been working hard to realize our desired art space. Located across the garden, Het Kunstlokaal opens its door for the first time from 21:00 to 23:00 on June 30. The goal of Het Kunstlokaal is to offer a platform to young and emerging artists in order to reach a diverse and international public. By collaborating with renowned institutions and museums, we aim to contribute to the new developments within contemporary art. After the opening on June 30, the DIAPOSITIVE installation can be visited at these times:
Tuesday to Thursday: 20.00 - closing of the restaurant
Friday and Saturday: 20:00 - 21:00 and 23:00 - 02:00
Closed on Monday and Sunday.
Entry is free of charge.
DIAPOSITIVE is all about light and darkness. Intense daylight LEDs are mounted and directed both in- and outwards on a rotating black metal frame. The animated light illuminates smoke and creates shapes in the air. As it continually transforms, the image is brought to life. Viewers can not only walk around it and see it from different perspectives, they will also have the feeling they can touch the image: with strong bright shapes, the dark parts function as black holes, resulting in an almost tactile darkness. The hypnotic sensation that Children of the Light bring about, is a continuation of their research into treating light as matter.
Sound: Sébastien Robert
Commissioned by: HORST Arts & Music Festival 2015 (v1.0)
Children of the Light is the collaboration of Amsterdam-based visual artists Christopher Gabriel and Arnout Hulskamp. As a duo, they tend to both entrance and mystify the public, creating abstract and highly spherical scenographies and installations. Their scenography work for DARKSIDE and HOWLING brought them to acclaimed stages worldwide such as Pitchfork Paris, Art Basel Miami and The Concertgebouw Amsterdam. Their installation work has been recently on show at The New Institute, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, GlowNext, TodaysArt The Hague and TodaysArt Japan.