Prelude

Prelude

Video installation
2007/2009

Prelude is about a bird who is viewing himself in the mirror and repeats it over and over. The projected video is divided by mirrors to create a double diversity. The image is split on the exact spot where the bird disappears and reappears in the mirror. By placing these new frames at opposite positions the bird flies figuratively speaking through the room. It’s as if the bird tries to escape from itself and the mirrors. When you are inside this installation, you experience a feeling of breaking free from a loop. While at the same time you also feel as if you’re part of that never ending loop. This artwork marked the beginning of my artistic practice, hence the name ‘Prelude’, during my second year in the Academy of Fine Arts. The search in patterns and how to break free from them as well as the abstraction and the experience.

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Prelude
Prelude - Installation by Dutch Abstract Artist Daan Roukens
Prelude - Installation by Dutch Abstract Artist Daan Roukens