Sunday, November 10, 2013

Overtaken by the Future

In some of my work I speculate on 'hot' phenomena to dissolve and disappear in the future; for example we all know YouTube isn't going to last forever.

Some phenomena disappear quicker then expected.

The work titled '20th Century Nostalgia (Slapstick)' combined a very 20th century phenomenon with an image very much part of 'now'. That 'now' will definitely be part of histroy soon.

Slapstick can not be seen apart from the first era of motion picture history. Although it is still very popular in contemporary comedy, slapstick will always be associated with the movies from the 1920's and 30's.

At this moment most of us use Facebook as a social tool. We all use the 'like' button several times a day, but the famous 'thumbs up' will disappear in the near future. An icon will disappear, as most of the Facebook users associate the 'thumb' and 'like'.

The work titled '20th Century Nostalgia (Slapstick)' in consequence should be retitled '20th & 21st Century Nostalgia (Slapstick)' ... but, well I think I'll just leave it as it is for now.

'20th Century Nostalgia (Slapstick)'

Monday, November 4, 2013


Artist Talk at Pictura in Dordrecht, last sunday. The talk between Ronald Cornelissen and Paul van den Hout is led by Dees Linders (Head Office SIR - Sculpture International Rotterdam).

Photo's: Theun Okkerse.