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Dear D,
It was a pleasure to meet you, my time with you reminded me that we were near these, that made me feel calm, and in the mood of eating mussels. But jet during my stay, I felt as if I was interrupting you, I guess it was because you were carrying a lot of weight on your shoulders at the time. Our meeting was loaded with political conflict but that was not your fault, i admired how you stood tall between all of them, all the chaos that you where not part of. You provided network, connections to other places, your openness made it easy to project or imagine those other places. (not a lot of places are so generous) I hear from someone that birds liked to visit you before, I guess they still do, but they just shapeshifted somewhat. The reason why I’m writing you is because I wanted to apologise for leaving you so early, without really getting to know you. I guess I was afraid to get too close.

All the best and good luck to you,
Kim





Ijburg—
14:12 -
There are no animals in this ground, that shows the soullessness character of this material. It’s like I'm meeting a very grey person, hoping to find something interesting to talk about. It is obvious that ground is not alive. I do still think it's nice to sit in the pit, with my eye height on the ground level. it's anice place to Be, even though it is a bit lonely and empty. Camera is dead, have to charge again. Maybe I can still do something about the shape later.






Mark

Freed from desire


2021
Ceramics, soil, sound recording (4,23 min)

Freed from desire
Reneenee, Amsterdam

Group show with:
Thom Driver, Cécile Tafanelli and Roman Tkachenko will be live streamed between the performances, from 12-17.00, Friday 5 – Sunday 7 March and Friday 12 – Sunday 14 March.


For the exhibition Freed From Desire, I will continue an ongoing empirical research and methodology for which I will dig several holes in the garden of Reneenee, in the size and scale of my own body. A sound piece will be coming from the mound of excavated soil and will accompany me throughout my digging activity in the garden. The mounds of soil will also be supported by a skeleton of ceramic earthenware walls, made from sand and clay that was dug up in the Dutch national park 'De Hoge Veluwe' and Schophem in Belgium.

With this project I will be continuing an ongoing project and research; Dig (2017), using the act of digging holes as means to explore the limitation and relation of the human body to its (earthly) surroundings. Exploring the conditions of soils, physical exhaustment, time and scale, alongside roles and rules of physical labor in our society. Since the beginning of this project I have been digging up to 33 holes in different places and countries, for a geographical overview see:

https://goo.gl/maps/LetyTZG9e2WtNTBr9 

(The performance will be live streamed on the big screen on the Vijzelgracht and will take about 3-5 hours depending on the terrestrial circumstances.)


Screens from IG live stream












Mark