Making Space Tangible

Making Space Tangible, Albert van Abbehuis, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

7 Apr 2019 - 19 May 2019

solo exposition

Strijbos & Van Rijswijk: “We believe in the value of art as an open space of individual and collective imagination. Part of our research is how to rearticulate the potential of art as an open space, and the potential of each of us in terms of imaginative space.”

In Albert van Abbehuis Strijbos & Van Rijswijk presented several soundworks, like newcomer Quiver, and Rocking Chairs and Dadoc, as part of ongoing research on art related to architecture, public space and the public itself. Art, less about objects and more about the experience. The transition of object nature to space nature – in which the viewers’ own experience and reflexivity became the subject of the art and that idea of where meaning arose, where value arose – has shifted from thing to event.

The Quiver works were a comment on the environment in which they’re situated. By using the architecture of Albert van Abbehuis as a foil or as a vehicle to compose works visually and acoustically, Strijbos & Van Rijswijk investigated the distinction between imagination and body and architecture. Human perception and human experience were embodied. People began to experience Quiver, Rocking Chairs and Dadoc only as they interacted with them. The significance of these works came from the active participation of a viewer.


Quiver #4, #5 en #6

concept, design & composition: Strijbos & Van Rijswijk

musictechnology support: Hans Timmermans (BoZ)

Rocking Chairs

composition: Strijbos & Van Rijswijk

design: Christian Grässli (CH)

interactive patchwork: Hans Timmermans (aka Buddha Building)


composition: Strijbos & Van Rijswijk

design: Christian Grässli (CH)