Situation #4 by Wallspace
Curated by Wallspace, Pernilla Ellens
Photography by Peter Cox
All arounds us, we are constantly reminded of our transition to the new normal. Shopping areas are decorated with yellow arrows that keep us distant, and parks are filled with red warning signs that tell us to stay home. Our lived in environment is filled with signs and objects. They carry a certain function, but appear before our eyes in shapes and colours. Green waste bins are placed along the highway, cones appear on construction sites, and white striped poles tell us that we are not allowed to drive there. Obstacle bars that we know from horse riding, often have specific colours and are arranged in a pattern.
Artist Cindy Bakker is fascinated by the constant repetition of these street objects, that seem to have an unquestioned place in our world, specially now.
In Copy Paste, Cindy Bakker enlarges these small everyday subject-object encounters into an installation where this experience is magnified. She copies and pastes the things we see around us on the streets, and transforms them into specific objects that learns us to relate to the outside world in a different way.
Written by Pernilla Ellens