|I Sat Above And Below The Ground - video still|
|A group of unknown beings have taken settlement. We invite you to witness their ceremony, among a collection of artefacts, syllables, materials, movements, mirrorings and inscriptions.
I Sat Above And Below The Ground is the result of a collaboration I took on with visual artist Lily Dollner. Through setting up several algorithms, rulesets, and expeditions, we generated a collection of objects and according rituals. By complying with alternative intelligences, things inexplicably got concrete - objects lost and gained purpose and meaning, and were integrated in the past and future. In this, we were moved by the instructions and boundaries that were set.
|After a process of multiple relocations, we ended up organising our exhibition in an abandonded building in Groningen's busiest shopping street. The building, previously a men's clothing store, turned excavational, bare, like something had happened. It became a site of desolate future ruins, where all of the present had fully passed. And in this landscape, three beings landed.|
|I Sat Above And Below The Ground, video stills|
|Wood scratch tools and rattly bones||Metal scratch tools and resonators
||Wood scratch tools
Throughout the process, a group of objects and things emerged, in which functionality and sculpturality pushed against each other. These semi-tools also fluctuated from being placed clinically in space to violently being used as tools to smash and scratch.
|I Sat Above And Below The Ground - Reprise. Installation close-ups.|
|Untitled I, Lily Dollner||Untitled II, Lily Dollner|
|title:||I Sat Above And Below The Ground|
|performers:||Quang Huy Tran
|film recording:||Ana Bob|
|funded by:||UpNorth, SELF Collective|
|with thanks to:||ZIP, Ingeborg Struyk, TIMNOTSIMON, Jan Herman de Boer, Karina Bakx, James Joyner, Lorenzo, Ren Sheikh, Ewoud Verelst, Joris Witvliet and Klaas Kloosterhuis|
|shown at:||(1) I Sat Above And Below The Ground
Independently organised exhibition
Herestraat 72, Groningen, NL
28 nov 2020
(2) De Broeikas
Westerkerk, Friesland, NL
11 sep 2021
|working period:||07/2020 - 12/2021|