Retreat was conceived as a portrayal of a person's mental state being caught in the downward spiral of a heavy depression. The architecture hints towards an enormous underground nuclear shelter that seems to have grown haphazardly rather than well planned. From the same computer model an installation was made consisting of a 3d printed sculpture and a single channel video film approximately 7 minutes long that takes the viewer from the deepest point in the building up to the surface while showing some of its interior, abandoned spaces. I have also composed the music for the film using samples of opera singers. For an impression of the video please check this link.
The installation was first shown at Tent - Rotterdam and subsequently at ao: Voormalig Sm’s - Den Bosch, Arti et Amicitiae - Amsterdam, Cityscapes Foundation - Amsterdam, Schunck* - Heerlen, Stadssalon - Amsterdam.
3D modeling and rendering: Steven Spanjersberg, Robert Remijnse, Jono Lentz.
Opera singers: Joël Vuik, Heloïse Bernard, Yonathan van den Brink, Renee van der Stelt.
3D laser sintering by Materialise NV, Belgium
Project was co-funded by CBK Rotterdam and Mondriaan Fonds, NL
The installation is an edition of 3 with 1 A.P. #1 owned by private collection Belgium, #2 collection Schunck*, Heerlen