2003, The Netherlands
at the Table
in cultural centre Lux, Nijmegen
prints on plywood maximum size 25 x 25 cm.
Each month cultural centre Lux invites an artist to transform the tables
of the café into
art objects. I participated with displays. On each table I put two objects.
Together they formed the english word ‘display’. It’s a dutch-english
gimmick: the word ‘dis’ in dutch means ‘dish’.
The depiction of a plate with food, and one of a toy, are glued on plywood
and sawed out.
Together they are the couple Dis(h) & Play.
On each object there was the line ‘Souvenir of Arts’ and they were numbered
and signed. With this installation I wanted to deliberately tempt the
visitor. Ashtrays, glasses and other objects in public spaces are often
goal for souvenir hunters. My objects were small enough to hide in a shopping
bag or tug under a coat.
After the exhibition was over, more than half of the objects had disappeared.
A souvenir of arts is a joy forever !