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Brigitte Louter – The model organism and her plastic response

Tentoonstelling 02-07-2023 t/m 03-09-2023 > Amsterdam
P/////AKT Brigitte Louter – The model organism and her plastic response
Opening: Sunday 2 July, 16 – 20 hrs
?Exhibition open: 6 July – 3 September
Thursday – Sunday, 14 – 18 hrs?
PLEASE NOTE: from 6 – 31 August by appointment only!

We are extremely happy that we found Brigitte Louter willing to kick-off our program at the new location. She participated in our P/////AKTPOOL program in 2019 and we have been actively following her practice since. From her residency at de Ateliers onwards she has been researching the life and times of Daphnia (also commonly known as water fleas) from which she developed a new series of works, part of which will be shown at P/////AKT as an installation and will also find its way into Special Case #1.

The transparent and responsive nature of water fleas makes them bound to be nature documentary stars. A great gauge to test water quality. A perfect model organism. With many key assets like the production of resting eggs. A resting egg in an ephippium, surrounded by a protective casing. Development suspended. A time capsule sinking to the bottom of a weedy pond to stay there between one season and 700 years, waiting for favorable circumstances. Covered by sediment until extracted as part of a sediment core. A flexible connection between times. The ambient temperature and sound filtered by the enclosure, providing a comfortable stability of temperature and a muffled echo. Like the adaptive bellows protecting the joint of an articulated bus. A flexible structure stuck between two rigid sections. Increasing the bus’s capacity while ensuring smooth twists and turns to maintain passenger comfort. From its bulkhead mount and capture strip to the roof cover or false ceiling. Her upper hip booth mounting. Tongue in groove extrusion mounting. Fastener free pocket. A belly that continuously flexes and protects.?In a brief moment the flexing of the bellow becomes an impossible extension when freed from the rigid sections and load, and the water flea displays an unprecedented behavior, moving the observer.
P/////AKT Amsterdam

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P/////AKT provides a platform for exceptional, emerging artistic talents, who distinguish themselves through their unique and authentic language and who are capable of giving a different view on the current way of thinking. They are stimulated to work out new developments and are given the opportunity to present their work to a relevant audience. Furthermore, P/////AKT always asks the artists to produce new work that relates to the specific nature and dimensions of the given space and to present their own mental space as an overall presentation within the given context.


donderdag - zondag, 14-18 uur


Groenhoedenveem 2
1019 BL Amsterdam


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