Berndnaut Smilde
text  | work  | CV
Carcass Divided 2009. Foamboard, blue film, each 157 x 220 cm (window), de Kijkkasten, Amsterdam. The specific outward aspect of De Kijkkasten motivated my idea to make a sculpture fit the 7 (given) spaces. To achieve this goal I cut an existing sculpture into pieces. I am interested in how the display windows function and change the way the audience approaches an artwork. Closed display windows are often associated with, and emphasize scientific or aesthetic purposes. The original aspect of a pure constructed model has changed to a perishable one. In this case destruction even accentuates construction.