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2010 Let it FLOW
bewaerschole, Burgh Haamstede, nederland

'In the project “Let it flow”, Jeroen Doorenweerd creates a metaphor for the condition of the artist. Like the climbing of Mont Ventoux, the artist has chosen a dangerous path toward achieving his goal. There is a similarity between the artist and the explorer in that there is a risk in regards to the outcome. Like the unknown regions that the explorer has to discover, the artist’s aim is to find “new territories” in the landscape of contemporary art. This research is complicated because, according to Agamben, the contemporary is shrouded in darkness. We can feel it, but it is not visible, only with the perspective of time and distance do things become more clear and evident. Distance is a principal element in the landscape – things become a landscape at the moment that they become small and merge into one another forming a single image.

The relationship between the artist and the explorer lends an important aspect to the concept of the artist – not only as someone who creates artworks, but as someone who creates new perspectives. Just as the explorer provides new possibilities of discovering things which already exist, the artist too is a producer of new visions. The risk in attempting to accomplish this task, is that nobody knows beforehand what will possibly be found. In this way, the geography of the unknown becomes the vast terrain to be discovered by the artist, who undertakes the exploration at the risk of getting lost.' (Lorenzo Benedetti in 'flow and drift and perform and sit (random but in order), Onomatopee 74)

'...het was heel ruig gisteren, in plaats van windkracht 4 op de Oosterschelde werd het 6 a 7.. We hebben 112 gebeld onder de Zeelandbrug omdat de golven te hoog en te dicht na elkaar kwamen om verder te komen zonder te kapseizen. We konden alleen nog maar tegen de golven in en dat was de verkeerde kant op. Let yourself go, maar toch niet de diepte in, in dat ijswater. We zijn met veel moeite een vluchthaven, de val, binnengelopen, en we leven gelukkig dus nog. Niet iets waar ik Mischa nog een keer aan bloot wil stellen, maar de film is door al de ontberingen erg goed geworden. Neem wel zeebenen mee als je gaat kijken! Pfff, de borrel achteraf was erg lekker.. maar al met al niks om jaloers op te zijn.'




So let it flow let yourself go
Slow and low that is the tempo
Let it flow let yourself go
Slow and low that is the tempo
Let it flow let yourself go
Slow and low that is the tempo
Let it flow let yourself go
Slow and low that is the tempo

From: Slow and Low - Beastie Boys


Ali Pankow, Ruige-vaartocht-in-De-Bewaerschole, pzc
met dank aan: Stichting Kino en Victor Zorro



An Island as a Sculpture - Lorenzo Benedetti, Onomatopee 74, flow and drift and perform and sit (random but in order)