Waalko Dingemans

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Disciplines: Installatiekunstenaar, Mixed media/interdisciplinair kunstenaar, Tekenaar

Omschrijving werk

My art practice originates from a philosophical interest in the nature of our being and our position towards reality, in particular the tension between our own experience and the accepted rationality in a given society. The accepted rationality tries to dictate how to observe reality, to enforce a norm based on causality. I oppose this by encouraging reflection on the personal meaning of reality, the experience; not to be bound by the effects of an information bubble, the curtailing of our personality by being presented with what an algorithm or the common rationality of a given society expects us to want or observe. To realize this in my work, I aim to detach the viewer from the public, reduce the influence of the common opinion and to induce a personal experience. This is either achieved by removing the other form the sphere of observation by reducing the size to a one person view, by making use of the difference between subjective/objective observation or by using materials in such a way that the work becomes viewpoint dependent, ensuring the no-one sees the same at the same time. Reducing the work to the personal sphere instead of the public sphere - enforcing an experience. All with the aim that one will search for meaning using one’s memories instead of the accepted rationality. I extend the awareness of the existence of information bubbles further to the exhibition level. I consider an exhibition to be more then a set of works with a similar theme, the exhibition itself as an installation on its own. An exhibition provides the means to play with the common rationality and to create an information bubble. Reflection and discussion is an important part of the exhibition, to question the common perception and to make the public realize there is more than the common rationality, to burst the bubble.

Werk

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Titel untitled
Jaartal 2016
Omschrijving Commission for a proposal to the Stichting Dierenpark Maastricht for a modification of the bird cage in the Stadspark Maastricht.
Techniek installation
Formaat 900x900x250
True Reality will have no Meaning
Titel True Reality will have no Meaning
Jaartal 2015
Omschrijving
Techniek wall text
Formaat 285 x 223
Edition of One
Titel Edition of One
Jaartal 2015
Omschrijving collages/photo's/drawings
Techniek book - 76 pages
Formaat 9 x 14
My Horizon
Titel My Horizon
Jaartal 2015
Omschrijving Platine Barriet/Rag on 2mm bubond
Techniek collage
Formaat 100 x 150
New Horizons #7
Titel New Horizons #7
Jaartal 2015
Omschrijving
Techniek collage
Formaat 20 x 24
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Titel untitled
Jaartal 2014
Omschrijving Site Specific installation for the traffic control tower of former airfield Ypenburg
Techniek installation (rotating illuminated photo
Formaat 220x500x500
intervention #5
Titel intervention #5
Jaartal 2013
Omschrijving projection of the surrounding onto itself, creating a shift in the perception of reality
Techniek installation
Formaat variabel
memories of where we have been #2
Titel memories of where we have been #2
Jaartal 2013
Omschrijving video installation for Forward - Act de Presence
Techniek installation
Formaat 500x400x300
in search of the truth
Titel in search of the truth
Jaartal 2013
Omschrijving sequential drawings in a note book
Techniek pencil drawing
Formaat 8x1.4x0.9
truth #1 - #4
Titel truth #1 - #4
Jaartal 2012
Omschrijving
Techniek charcoal on paper
Formaat 300 x 150

Omschrijving werk

My art practice originates from a philosophical interest in the nature of our being and our position towards reality, in particular the tension between our own experience and the accepted rationality in a given society. The accepted rationality tries to dictate how to observe reality, to enforce a norm based on causality. I oppose this by encouraging reflection on the personal meaning of reality, the experience; not to be bound by the effects of an information bubble, the curtailing of our personality by being presented with what an algorithm or the common rationality of a given society expects us to want or observe. To realize this in my work, I aim to detach the viewer from the public, reduce the influence of the common opinion and to induce a personal experience. This is either achieved by removing the other form the sphere of observation by reducing the size to a one person view, by making use of the difference between subjective/objective observation or by using materials in such a way that the work becomes viewpoint dependent, ensuring the no-one sees the same at the same time. Reducing the work to the personal sphere instead of the public sphere - enforcing an experience. All with the aim that one will search for meaning using one’s memories instead of the accepted rationality. I extend the awareness of the existence of information bubbles further to the exhibition level. I consider an exhibition to be more then a set of works with a similar theme, the exhibition itself as an installation on its own. An exhibition provides the means to play with the common rationality and to create an information bubble. Reflection and discussion is an important part of the exhibition, to question the common perception and to make the public realize there is more than the common rationality, to burst the bubble.

Persoonsgegevens

Voorletters W.J.
Kunstenaarsnaam/alias
Samenwerkingsverband
Website www.waalkodingemans.nl

Opleidingsgegevens

Erkende vakopleiding

Academie / instituut & plaats studierichting / specialisatie periode van / tot diploma
Den Haag, Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten Beeldende Kunst Autonoom 2009-2013 J

Overige gegevens

Lid van Beroeps / Kunstenaarsvereniging Platform BK
Deelnemer van Kunstenaarsinitiatief

Curriculum vitae

Tentoonstellingen

jaartal naam tentoonstellingsruimte korte omschrijving solo / duo / groep
2016 artvideoKOELN international & AVMCI Self Imaging - A Show for Peace. Various international locations in the period 2016-2018 GROEP
2016 Stroom Presentation as part of the “Ondertussen” programme, as a result of receiving a subsidy from Stroom for the exhibition The Observer Effect DUO
2015 Casa Cultura Inside Zone. Exhibition as part of the Artist-in-Residence, Borsec, Roemenie GROEP
2015 GEMAK The Observer Effect. Initiator, curator and participant of an exhibition in GEMAK, Den Haag, with the theme the perception of reality. In cooperation with Jason File. GROEP
2014 ARTtrium Exhibition with graduations from the KABK GROEP
2013 Julianapark Schiedam Winterlicht 2013, exhibition in public space GROEP
2013 CBK Schiedam Exhibition as part of Winterlicht 2013 GROEP
2013 Billy Town Green light-exhibition BK-DT KABK GROEP
2013 KABK Graduation show KABK - BK-DT Autonoom GROEP
2013 Act-de-Presence Forward - Video installation visible form public space GROEP

Internationale uitwisseling

jaartal instelling
2015 Inside Zone, Borsec, Roemenie

Opdrachten

jaartal opdrachtgever plaats / land typering opdracht uitgevoerd
2016 Stichting Dierenpark Maastricht Maastricht Proposal to the Stichting Dierenpark Maastricht for a modification of the bird cage in the Stadspark Maastricht. N
2014 Stichting Winterlicht Nootdorp Site Specific light installation for the former Air Traffic Control Tower of Ypenburg, visible from public space. J

Publicaties

jaartal titel publicatie uitgever / samensteller, plaats typering
2016 Around Town, The Hague Frieze Recensie
2015 The Observer Effect W. Dingemans & J. File, Den Haag Publicatie
2015 Exit GEMAK GEMAK, Den Haag Publicatie
2015 The Observer Effect Metropolis M Recensie
2013 Blood Sweat Tears Diploma - Graduates 2013 KABK, Den Haag Catalogus
2013 How long is now Mr Motley Web publicatie

Prijzen en stipendia

jaartal instantie, plaats omschrijving
2015 Stroom, Den Haag Spot Groepstentoonstelling
2014 Stroom, Den Haag Pro-deo - atelierbezoek
2014 Stroom, Den Haag Pro-deo - mentor voorbereiding tentoonstelling