Opening: Sunday 18 juni, 15.00 – 19.00h
Preview: 14.00 – 15.00h
Analytic Overlay: 18.06.2017 - 22.07.2017 - Download the exhibition catalogue here
Artist book Volume #2
review MARA KALLINIKOU
The exhibition is accompanied by the sound installation 'Routinely Risking Destruction for the Sake of Narrow Gains' of VHSUHF, an ongoing collaboration between Mike Ottink and Brian McKenna (NL, CAN).
In his projects Mike Ottink playfully examines sensory perception and experience. The alchemy of noise and the desire to find something universal and tangible within it. Mike’s drawings are merely evolved out of making graphic scores related to VHSUHF* noise outings.
His current paintings have evolved out of drawn graphic scores. Autonomous pictures cite 'volatile' installations or performances of sound and moving images. They are an alternative to a sound, photo, or video recording, which in his view, corrupt the moment of execution. These works resonate the ideas of David Bohm on 'Quantum coherence’: ‘The fabric of reality is a holistic medium where everything coexists with everything else’. The so-called 'Implicate Order'.
In tune with ideas of stretching perceptual borders, Mike Ottink designs and builds his own drawing and painting tools. Through collaborations such as Amsterdam’s VHSUHF he also creates musical instruments and techniques in the context of audio-visual performance. In an effort to evoke, experience, and express the invisble, as well as the inaudible, his works stand as the intuitive science: the alchemy of noise and the desire to find something universal and tangible within.
Mike Ottink works and lives in Amsterdam.