Rini Hurkmans
objects sculptures installations
exhibitions
1997

Simulacrum I

Detail and installation view of Simulacrum I, hall A

Simulacrum I
1997

installation Museum De Paviljoens, Almere
hall A and E

11 wooden chairs,
2 curtains: marquisette; 3300 x 600 cm,
1000 x 600 cm
8 organic forms: styrofoam, acrylic paint;
dimensions variable <=> 150 x 100 x 60 cm
8 constructions: iron; 165 x 60 x 75 cm,
165 x 165 x 75 cm, 165 x 190 x 75 cm (3x),
75 x 100 x 60 cm, 90 x 40 x 40 cm (2x)

The Pavilions (Paviljoens) in Almere is composed of several connected, long building parts on pillars, situated in a deserted and uncultivated terrain. The building sections look like waiting rooms or train wagons stationed on a sideline. The architectural setting of the inner space, on the one hand, is an open structure, a steel frame, that makes the connection with the outside totally transparent, while on the other hand, the inside walls give the space a feeling of safety and security. This open and at the same time closed structure was an important factor in making the work. About which the artist once wrote: 'The structure is there to make evident the presence of the immaterial.'

See the publication Mute.

The Paviljions, Almere, The Netherlands

Foor plan Simulacrum I, hall E and A

Detail and installation view of Simulacrum I, hall E

Detail and installation view of Simulacrum I, hall E

Detail and installation view of Simulacrum I, hall A

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