Dreamy images of birds combined with buildings, a cloud in a forest and a coloured bird in a grey world. The new exhibition curated by QKunst at Social Impact Factory Utrecht invites us into the worlds of Daniëlle Frenken and Studio Tweemaal.
Daniëlle’s fascination for flora and fauna translates clearly in her sculptures and collages. She combines the beauty of flora and fauna with industrial landscapes and plastic objects that refer to the human existence. Thus, she symbolises the contrast between culture and nature. Daniëlle’s work is on display on the first flour.
Studio Tweemaal, formed by Amber and Tamira, leaves it own traces in nature – or doesn’t it? A number of photographs and installations on the second floor are called ‘Pareidolia’. Pareidolia is the illusion that you recognise shapes and elements that are not really there, the way you can see animal shapes in clouds. Studio Tweemaal plays with this phenomenon and leaves us to see what we want to see.
The exhibition was inspired by ‘Skyscraper’, the whale that is currently on display in the canal across SIF Utrecht. The whale was made with five tons of plastic found in the Pacific Ocean and is statement against the enormous amounts of plastic humans leave in rivers, seas and oceans.
QKunst curates an exhibition at Social Impact Factory Utrecht three times a year, showing work by talented Utrecht-based or -born artists. We always look for a link with themes that matter to the ‘inhabitants’ of SiF Utrecht. ‘Traces in nature’ is on view since 28th March and is the third exhibition organised by QKunst.
New exhibition at SIF Utrecht