Hexagon: Video Tour
Video tour of ‘Hexagon: A new collection of sculptures by Edmond van der Bijl featuring the Hexagon Series’ opened on January 23, 2010 and will run until February 1, 2010. Artist Statement for the show: The common or everyday object is reconfigured, challenging the associations one might have of the object on its own. the resulting object puts into question its original functionality and proposes a new one: an object of aesthetic value. The process involves multiplying the unit by itself and results in structures that echo organic forms found in nature. A tension is created between the manufactured qualities of the units in their original state and the natural profiles they acquire as sculptures.
Patty Hat – Sculpture Study
Video notes on a sculpture installation made from straw hats, reminiscent of the head gear often worn by rice patty workers. Black and white contrast video, cropped, to feature the process of the object being reconfigured.
Newspaper Sculpture Study
Sculpture made entirely out of newspaper. The angle from which you see things changes everything.
Desert
Visual sculpture referencing the conflict in the Middle East. Part dance, part performance, part sculpture in motion.
Hexagon in Black and White
‘Hexagon in Black and White’ : Hexagon was an independently produced show featuring new sculptures by Edmond van der Bijl. The event took place in an empty retail space in Georgetown, DC. This video is a motion picture interpretation of the art and the space it was in. Though the show has come and gone (1/23/10-2/1/10) this video serves as a partial documentary.
ViDeO PaINtinG
‘Vi DEO PAiNT ING’ : part performance, part abstract painting, ‘Video Painting’ looks at the canvas as both the object on which images are created and as the creation itself. The 2D often appears as a portal through which to see things rather than being an actual object-but here it is both portal and object. The videotape outlasts the object (both as a painting and as an object), and becomes the actual piece of art.
Down by the Riverside
Video collage from footage taken in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in 2005.
The Sculptist
‘The Sculptist’ explores the experience of the artist in the creative process. Regurgitation, expression, the self, and character representation are underlying themes.
Whitehead
‘Whitehead’ explores the video-making process. It combines the themes of sleeping, eating, anxiety, traffic, and landscape into one two-and-a-half minute video.
Video Valentino
Valentino’ handiwork, a brief study of the “Valentine’s Day” holiday using plastic cable ties. Originally made for the 640 480 video valentine project in 2004.
“Tar J”
From the ‘Lost and Found Series’. Video narrative created using found, lost, or free footage. A thought on the quote: “Guns don’t kill people, people do.”