VERNISSAGE 21 APRIL KL. 16 –19 // OPENING 21 APRIL, 4 – 7 PM
The abandoned factory is full of traces and marks of the industry; the functions and activities that the factory was created for. Even the building itself is such a trace of a bygone era. Although a trace is not necessarily permanent, it is determinate; your foot in the mud leaves a print of a fixed size. When you raise your voice and shout into the void of the old factory the echo is of a predetermined tone and duration. A trace like an echo is a determinate effect tied to a cause, the relationship is fixed.
The production which was the cause of the factory; which required certain rooms, dimensions, fixtures and materials has ceased. Through time the traces have been released or loosened from what made them. They are opened to new meanings and relations; to interpretation. The art work introduced into the factory reimagines its function and rewrites its history. Art bends the space around it and in a way the factory becomes elastic, an elastic trace.