for a collective exhibition “HERMETIK” at Fort Tigne, Malta, curated by Michael Bock
30m x 30 m x 50m
Timber, mirror, paint, plants
The installation is located in the parade ground of Fort Tigne, Malta and consists of a number of wooden objects, mostly reconstructions or interpretations of objects that might appear familiar.
For “Dancing in the Dark” I departed from a couple of texts by the philosopher, art historian and activist Lieven De Cauter. In these texts he describes how our civilization behaves more and more in a capsular way, through a network of “closed-off” environments.
With this installation I reflected the theme “Hermetik” that was brought forward by Michael Bock, the organizer of this collective show; questioned the lives we live from within our ‘capsules’ and took a closer look at the fort that can be considered as an older but perfect example of a capsule.
Many parade grounds around the world have been turned into centres for re-enactment and spectacles. I used the ground to set up my personal theme park including several older and newer capsular structures and phenomena.