How different was it to work in the space of Probe compared to other Exhibition spaces?
In contrast to the institutionalised exhibition spaces I normally work in, project Probe is the joint value chain of creation, production and distribution of the exhibition. The fact that Probe can be visited by anyone with internet, day or night is an appealing added value.
What did you want to create?
The conceptual and spatial conditions of Project Probe allowed me to make an exhibition that sustained the illusion of a scale shift. Probe enabled me to make an exhibition that I would enjoy making in real life. I selected drawings for the exhibition I made in China and Norway. The drawings represent my experience with the forces of nature and the power of the individual. Parallel to this came the idea of exhibiting chunks of pyrite* on a blue* floor.
Pyrite I used to ground the exhibition in more then one way. The blue floor represents thinking and creates space. During the set up of the exhibition I decided to use disc shaped rice paper with black sesame seeds to create a pattern on the ceiling in order to visually connect floor and ceiling. In the last phase of the process I developed a structure for the position of the components divided in: lying, standing, hanging and leaning.
What obstacles did you run into?
The biggest obstacle in creating work for Probe is the tension between the physical space and the digital representation. This question of transformation was the most important problem to address.