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  • FulL foCUS

    Full Focus

    Artists: Maarten Boekweit, Charlie Dance, Annegien van Doorn, Candice Jacobs
    Exhibition: 20 December 2012 – 20 January 2013

    HMK {Full Focus} is a winterresidency at Hotel MariaKapel in Hoorn, and consists of an intensive
    and reflective residencyperiod that results in an exhibition in the MariaChapel. Artists Candice
    Jacobs (UK), Annegien van Doorn (NL), Charlie Dance (UK) and Maarten Boekweit (NL) will
    partake in a program of workshops and discussions and collaborate on the groupexhibition Full
    Focus.

    Candice Jacobs (UK) is particularly interested in collectivity and ideas of boredom, repetition,
    labour and value. Jacobs uses still and moving images, sound, words and objects that are often
    looped or repeated, to investigate meaning, meaningfulness and meaninglessness.

    The work of Annegien van Doorn (NL) is based on the daily and personal surroundings of the
    artist, and often lays bare barely visible layers of meaning. In recent series the biographical aspect
    has made way for the eloquence of the depicted objects and subjects, which she isolates from their
    original contexts like a freeze-frame.

    Artist Charlie Dance (UK) did not exist until three months ago. This alter-ego is fruit of the work
    ’Contract for the Transfer of Artistic Identity’ , August 2012. Dances’ works, mainly conceptually
    driven, explore the notions of the artistic practise by the means of authority, authorship, perception
    and the limits of our surroundings.

    With his playful and naive approach Maarten Boekweit (NL) investigates social processes and ex-
    pectations. Born near Hoorn, Boekweit returns to the area where he was raised to see to what extent
    he is able to distance himself from the society he experienced to be so oppressive. Now, living in The
    Hague as an artist, he asks himself if this outsider-role entitles him to express his opinions on the
    subject.