DD/MM/YY, an ongoing effort to record and archive natural light sources by Sacha van den Haak and Felix van Dam.
A vital part of the project entails the construction of make-shift measurement instruments that aid them to visually document the light at a specific time and place. By doing so, Sacha and Felix are delicately exposing the world around them.
At the 'Beyond The Naked Eye' exhibition Sacha and Felix present seven light recordings they made of sunrises during one week (3–9 October 2016). These recordings are made with an installation that uses a screen print window as a medium to catch the light.
Dutch Design Week, 22–30 October 2016 Exhibition: 'Beyond The Naked Eye’, curated by Woes van Haaften & Roosje van Donselaar Participants: Jólan van der Wiel × Benthem Crouwel Architects, Jannemarein Renout, Sacha van den Haak & Felix van Dam, Stefan Peters and Annesas Appel. Location: Kelderman en van Noort (Nachtegaallaan 13a, Eindhoven, NL)
In the context of 'The month of graphic arts' (October 6th – November 4th 2016, also during the Dutch Design Week!), Rogier Arents will present multiple projects in Eindhoven, including our A Sequence of Operations project.
His works will be exhibited at two locations: Technical University Eindhoven (TU/e, Gebouw Flux, Groene Loper 19, 5612 AP Eindhoven) and Grafisch Atelier Daglicht (De Rondom 18, 5612 AP Eindhoven)
Opening: Thursday October 6th 2016, from 15.30 (A talk by Rogier Arents at 16.00!) Location: TU/e, Gebouw Flux, Groene Loper 19, 5612 AP Eindhoven
‘New Window + Post Modern’ at Designkwartier, 27–29 May 2016 Location: Gallery Arte Sin Límites, Anna Paulownastraat 71, The Hague
By printing all 7 colours of the rainbow on top of each other in all possible different orders you end up with a black rainbow: the most colourful rainbow that’s out there, in print at least. The top row represents the 7 separate layers. The second row shows these layers printed on top of each other.
A key step during the screen printing process is to treat the mesh with light sensitive emulsion and to expose it to UV light. Sacha van den Haak and Felix van Dam focused on the influence of light during this exposure process, for instance by testing with different light sources, distances and intervals. Each test was a recording of how the light source related to the sensitive emulsion during the exposure time. Eventually Sacha and Felix used the ultimate light source; the sun.
A series of objects in a variety of sizes, some functional, some more autonomous, but all deriving from the same principle: laying bare the annual rings of a tree by sand blasting the material, and thereby unveiling its hidden history.
You can see the life of the tree in the wood: good summers give a wide annual ring, harsh winters a thin one. By sandblasting you blow away the soft rings of summer, leaving a wide gap.
The character of the artworks is defined by three variable elements: the colour of the ink (cyan, magenta and yellow), the position of the paper in relation to the silk screen (turned 90 degrees repeatedly during the screen print process), and by continuously changing the pattern of the screen by the random removal of grid point stickers. Rogier Arents approached the silk screen printing process as a kind of computer program: A formula with variables, an input and an output. Each step leads to a new composition, resulting in 50 unique artworks.