Iridescence & The Rising Wave DOWNLOAD -SCREEN -PRINT
In the past months, we have been working on Iridescence and the Rising Wave, an ever-expanding downloadable exhibition of past, current and future exhibiting artists at Shimmer. Giving an intimate behind the scenes peek into artist practice and exhibition-making, Iridescence and the Rising Wave is between the online and the hand-made, a project that sits between (or outside) the 'online/offline' binaries of our contemporary moment. We share the ‘behind the scenes’ process of Shimmer, hand developed in a makeshift darkroom: the unwrapping, the installing and the decision making with the artist onsite, or online. Alongside this, we have invited Rotterdam based architect Dirk Osinga to draw the artworks from the digital documentation into vector drawings with precision and care. Adding to the expanding exhibition of film photos and vectors, the various artists send a fragment of their studio, a scan or lyrics to a song, text, recipe, affirmation, shopping list and so on.
In our first iteration of the downloadable exhibition, designed by Christophe Clarijs, we include works by international and Rotterdam artists from our recent exhibition Higher! Higher! Lower, Lower. Louder! Louder! Softer, Softer. As the project progresses photos, drawings, past exhibitions such as Ever-, Post-Solar, Our Time Together is Uncertain, LW/LW, and our future exhibition World as Lover, World as Self will be added. Iridescence and the Rising Wave is paired with Across the Way With... an expanding series of informal readings of, with, and about intimacy in the public domain, para hosted by PUBLICS in Helsinki.
The first edition of Iridescence and the Rising Wave is immediately downloadable in two versions.
**This project is kindly supported by the CBK Rotterdam and the Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie.