Inertia Still

Natasha Rosling

Rosling’s oeuvre raises pointed questions about the human body and its relation to its material and physical environment. Time and time again, she investigates how the way in which we perceive things becomes part of our mentality and culture. Rosling is well-known for her large, hand-made fabric and metal sculptures, which despite their considerable weight exude a graceful weightlessness of their very own.

For flux-s, Rosling has built a site-specific installation whose various components either blend into or contrast with the industrial character of Strijp-S and the building site it will remain for the coming years. Heaps of sand and panels of orange filtered light evoke various experiences of perspective. Like fragile membranes draped ornately over steel poles, strips of colourful parachute cloth seem to cleave the space. New volumes and changeable feeling of movement spring from their fixed positions. Entrance and exit become elastic concepts. By moving more quickly or slowly and by changing his position, the visitor either gains or loses his grip on the spatial proportions and their meaning for mind and body. The friction between the raw material and its application, and between the natural element and the human intervention, is constantly tangible.

Flux-s Foundation
September 2009

 

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