A stretch Museum Scale 1 : la salle verte

Joelle Tuerlinckx2003



Joelle Tuerlinckx works in a site-specific way, meaning that she subjects a given space to her visual improvisations. In doing so, she uses simple materials and objects, such as coloured sheets of paper, yellow post-its and the left-over confetti from the perforator. But crossed-out words, and video recordings and overhead projections showing lines, drawn shapes and objects, also form part of her repertoire. Characteristic of Tuerlinckx is the transience of her images, which is also the case in this relatively intimate installation. The continually changing images projected onto paper and on the monitor switch from positive to transparency, or we see a hand slide something into view and then away again. The ceiling lights turn off and then on again, so that eye has to switch constantly between projection, monitor image and the ‘concrete’ space with sheets of paper on the walls. In her work, Tuerlinckx concentrates on fleeting visual interactions that take place in space and time. She is not searching for an optimal end result; a ‘solidified form’, as it were. Her fascination is for the endless series of visual variations generated by her installation. It reconciles the finite (a work of art or exhibition) with the infinite (the idea or the artistic process).

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  • Title: A stretch Museum Scale 1 : la salle verte
  • Creator: Joëlle Tuerlinckx
  • Date: 2003
  • Physical Dimensions: site specific
  • Provenance: Acquired with support of the Mondriaanfonds.©Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Peter Cox/Bonnefantenmuseum
  • Medium: mixed media


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