W139 presents On Fresh Soil

10 May - 27 Jun 2013

Anami Schrijvers- in progress
Composed by Susan Kooi, Zoro Feigl, Sajoscha Talirz en Kaleb de Groot
10 May – 27 June 2013

Andreas R Andersson, Jabu Arnell, André Avelãs, Elke Baggen, Petr Davydtchenko, Marina Elenskaya, Kaleb de Groot, Benjamin Roth, Anami Schrijvers, Daniel Caleb Thomson, Merce Wouthuysen

'It’s Only Rock ’n Roll but We Like it' is the title of the work by artists’ collective Jochen Schmith, which covered W139’s original concrete floor with a layer of asphalt.

Two years later, and the time has come to return this asphalt coating to the outside world! On Friday 10 May, On Fresh Soil kicks off with a series of motorised performances, and the process of ripping out the floor begins. After the smoke has cleared, a group of artists will use the asphalt as fresh material, hacking, sawing and melting the floor to use it as the basis for new work. The participating artists will share the material, each processing it from a different discipline and on a different scale, from monumental sculpture to jewellery design. Throughout the work and exhibition period, W139 is an open studio presenting finished work and work in process. The series of asphalt works and the ever-increasing mass of left-over fragments will finally bid farewell to W139, and make their way to new locations. Leaving W139 with fertile soil, in readiness for what is to come.

Tags: Jochen Schmith