Friday 28 May 2021, 17.00-18.00 (CEST)
Online via YouTube
Join us for the online closing event of the exhibition ‘Constant Companion’ by artist Minne Kersten at Hotel Maria Kapel in Hoorn.
17:10: Exhibition view (video)
17:15: A conversation between artist Minne Kersten and HMK’s artistic director Tirza Kater
17:30: Premiere of the film ‘Constant Companion’ by Minne Kersten
17:40: Audio recording of ‘Of the raven’ by Maria Barnas
17:45: Room for questions
With Constant Companion, artist Minne Kersten presents a new and comprehensive work that relates to both her film- and sculptural practise. In this context, the artist developed a new video installation bringing forth the mythological figure of the Raven as its main protagonist. The Raven is introduced as a creature that inhabits a dual world: it can navigate between the outside and inside world by flying through windows and doors.
Kersten is investigating how symbolism is created in the aftermath of grief, hereby building on the idea that there is an archive of knowledge stored by the non-human witnesses of our lives. When life presents itself in the midst of grieving, people tend to read significance in the occurrence of the natural world, in order to feel that life still offers meaning. In Constant Companion, several interpretations are allowed to exist next to each other and create friction between symbolism and reality. By repurposing a domestic scenery as the backdrop for a twisted fable, attention is drawn to how the domestic is intended to satisfy our need for protection, comfort, and affirmation, but that this space is often multidimensional and can hold a multiplicity of stories and emotions.
HMK is closed until further notice, given the Covid-19 pandemic. In the meantime, we keep engaging you with our projects through our website and social media.
*Dates and accessibility of the public programme are with reservation.