Esther Brakenhoff

Esther Brakenhoff

    46° 48′ 15.44″ N, 9° 50′ 14.03″ E
    woolen high pile carpet in wooden transport crate, 2020

“In this high pile carpet the distant eye merges with the tactile touch, following the lines of a hight map of a mountain area. This is thet location of the highest city in Europe where strategies are made during the World Economic Forum, but also the place where Hans Castorp loses time on the Zauberberg of Thomas Mann.”

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Esther Brakenhoff

    Cover up 39°08’04.4″N 26°30’11.6″E
    patchwork 240 x 280cm, 2021

“Some locations on publicly viewable satellite map services like Google Maps and Baidu have missing, incomplete, or blurred map data. Governments ask the services to censor sensitive areas like government buildings, military airbases and refugee camps. Different patterns are used to cover up these locations. No 3 in series of patchwork blankets.”

Esther Brakenhoff

    Strong Hold
    neoprene, foam, lashing strap, 2016
    160x80x40 cm

“Concrete blocks in the form of grey lego blocks slowly fill the public space of cities like Amsterdam. Some blocks are there for years, slowly turning green with moss and algae. Every day new ones are added to the city scape. They block traffic during road works, but also function as safety walls in front of specific buildings like ambassies and busy squares. The strong hold blocks are soft versions of the modern fortifications. While the concrete version tries to keep people at a distance, the soft ones invite to come closer and touch.”

Esther Brakenhoff

    Madurastraat 36
    cotton tent, 270 x 300 x 70 cm, 2012

“Cloth copy of the now demolished staircase of Maduratraat 36- a space in between privat and public, just shared by three neighbours. This remnant of a place can be folded up like a tent and reconstructed in a new location.”

Esther Brakenhoff

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About Niels Post 3548 Articles
Niels Post is beeldend kunstenaar en actief als mede-oprichter van Trendbeheer.com. Hij is opgeleid aan de AKI in Enschede en het San Francisco Art Institute. Zijn werk is wereldwijd te zien geweest op videofestivals, tentoonstellingen en als zelfinitiatief in de openbare ruimte. Spam, computer gegenereerde tekst die niemand wil maar die overal opduikt, vormt de laatste jaren het basismateriaal van zijn beroepspraktijk. Post gebruikt het voor interventies op leegstaande winkelramen, wandsculpturen en ruimtevullende installaties.

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