KIRSTINE ROEPSTORFF

WAITING AMONG STELLAR RAYS

Wall decoration at the reception area of the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment.

Collage
Bilthoven, The Netherlands
2013

For the RIVMs Porters Lodge, Kirstine Roepstorff has chosen to work with materials, which have a crafty, handmade and immediate sensibility. The visual and haptic of the tapestry expression contrasts the industrial feeling of the building. The area behind the counter is having a high visibility, both from the people in the waiting area, and due to the glass structure of the building, it is seen of the passersby’s.

Thematically the tapestry is about the interrelation between the urban life and the nature life. It’s a story about how these two dimensions live next to each other as neighbors. These two spheres are separted and yet related, connected and affected by one another.

The work is a collage, fabric mounted on wooden board and 129 gears from clocks in and around Berlin. The images are taken from a historical book about Berlin and the aftermath of the second world war. The women of the images are fleeing the dust, rubble and deceases.

Experience the artwork at National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Antonie van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9, 3721 MA Bilthoven, The Netherlands.

Waiting Among Stellar Rays has been realized in collaboration with the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and Gebebouw B. V.

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