Installation by NEARCH Artists

Around the project 20/10/2016

Still life with recipients

Curated by Pauline Doutreluingne and produced with the support of Tabakalera, NEARCH artists Klaas van Gorkum and Iratxe Jaio are currently participating in the exhibition "The Agency of Living Organisms" (21/10/2016 - 5/2/2017).

Klaas van Gorkum and Iratxe Jaio are presenting an installation with objects of porcelain cast from molds that were recovered from an abandoned factory near Donostia-San Sebastián.

This project is a case study, the third in their artistic investigation of the factory as a paradigmatic site of the twentieth century. Just like in their previous projects, “Producing time in between other things” and “Work in progress”, Klaas and Iratxe approach the factory with a research method that is analogous to experimental archaeology. That is to say, they aren’t merely interested in studying historical remains and forgotten artefacts for their own sake, but aim to activate them and reconstruct the ephemeral processes they were once a part of.

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