Melting Targets 1 and 2

Exhibition view Melting Targets 1 and 2
Duration: 58”

 

 

‘Melting Targets’ is both a three-dimensional work and a painting. A rustproof metal mould with targets made of ice is put on a canvas in version 1 and 2. The ice melts and the coloured water drips on the canvas,  evaporates and leaves a colour pattern behind. Depending on the colours in the targets, the amount of paint in the ice, the temperature of the canvas and/or the room a different work of art is created.

The content here is ‘man and their targets and aspirations’: whether one achieves one’s goals or not, one always leaves traces behind. More directly there is a link with climate strategies and targets: attempts are made worldwide, but the ice on the poles and glaciers disappears at an alarming speed. From an art-historical point of view this work refers to the Target Paintings by Jasper Johns.

 

 

Link to Melting Targets 3

 

 

 

Melting Targets 2

Melting proces Melting Targets 2
Duration: 35”

 

 

 

 

 

Melting Targets 1

Melting proces Melting Targets 1.
Duration: 58”

 

A canvas is put on a wooden board. The idea was to recycle and re-use the board, and then mount the canvas on a frame. As the paint ran from underneath the canvas onto the board, the canvas could not be removed.