Mike Rijnierse is an artist who frequently works with light, developing an extensive series of works under the title CYMRGB. In these works, the artist made a meticulous study of the perception of coloured surfaces that are illuminated by different colours. He gave concrete form to his discoveries relating to the interaction between light, pigment and the retina in installations, projections and light designs during music performances. In 2008 this resulted in the installation, LUMOKINESE, in which the visitor acts as both a visual element and an observer. Another side of Rijnierse’s work are major events in public space such as THX:INT’L during the 2007 TodaysArt festival, and during the 2008 edition, he realised STATION TO STATION. This project used a variety of installations to cause The Hague Central Station to sound out, with the timetable of the trains and trams serving as the basis for the composition.
Morocco, february 2012
The exhibition On Geometry and Speculation takes the context of the city of Marrakesh to investigate issues revolving around interdisciplinary representation in Islamic and Western art. The starting point is Islamic thought and the prohibition of depicting the world by imaging. This led to a representation of the world by mathematical form. The viewer will be directed to new ways of viewing Geometry, both historically as politically. The works presented by contemporary artists working with a divers set of media and materials will also be connected to the idea of education as a notion of promise and the status of affairs in Morocco after the Arab Spring. Through the physical act, the use of rhythm, algorithm and translation in sound and images the artists show different approaches to these issues.
With the artists: Martijn van Boven (NL) and Tom Tlalim (IS/UK), Julia Dault (US), Marjolijn Dijkman (NL), Germaine Dulac (FR), Aurélien Froment (FR), Berit Greinke (UK) and Alessandro Altavilla (UK), Navid Nuur (NL), Lisa Oppenheim (US), Amalia Pica (UK/AR), Esther Polak (NL) and Ivar van Bekkum (NL), Mike Rijnierse (NL), Bram Vreven (NL).
Exhibition curated by Hicham Khalidi
Sponsored by: Mondriaan Fund, Stroom Den Haag
On Geometry and Speculation, Marrakesh Biennial, 2012