Center I&II, 2020-22, community center Hoge Weide, Utrecht
Commissioned by the Municipality of Utrecht.
Center I, tapestry, 137x370 cm
Center II, diptych, markers on two attached plexiglass mirrors, 80x400 cm
Photos by Gerhard Vollberg
Center I is woven of fine merino wool combined with bright red Velvet thread. This project was produced in the TextielLab in Tilburg. The medium of weaving has a long history of development in the Netherland and is often associated with wealth and prosperity.
Center II is a second part of the art project. It serves as a symbolic transition between the youth center and the community center.
The red network drawings on the mirrors placed in the corridor are concentrated in the center, similar to the tapestry. The people passing by can observe their reflections slowly disappearing in the middle part and then appearing again. On the contrary to the tapestry’s organic appeal, Center II has a colder impact due to the materials and geometric patterns.
Center I&II is dealing with the theme of connectivity and exploring the significance of belonging to a group versus individualism.