Research, Max Bouwhuis
Spatial design & Spatial montages, Gabriel .A. Maher
Graphic design, Christine Alberts
This series of four exhibitions is the result of an investigation into modest platforms and the ways in which they connect the human body with the surrounding physical (and sometimes digital) space. The successive installations address the yoga mat, the beach towel, the tatami and the prayer rug. The research focuses on the material and symbolic meanings of these platforms by exploring their history and the way they are used in different cultures. Although the four objects are similar in size and shape, their meanings and symbolic values are clearly different from one another.
Exhibition and research by Studio Ossidiana
Spatial Alterations & Additions, HNI Foyer, Lab, Entry
in collaboration with Raphael Coutin
As part of the following Annual Theme:
For Het Nieuwe Instituut, the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro have provided a springboard for devoting a large part of its programming in 2016 to the human body. Not only the physical achievements of individual athletes but also the crowds of people who will be monitored, analysed and manipulated as a collective body by advanced technologies: 24 hours a day. Technological innovations have created a situation in which the body of the citizen and that of the state, the city and the public realm can be more efficiently moulded into an ideal image. The body is being designed at all levels and media play a crucial role in recording and propagating these innovations.