«Disobedient Children sets out to unravel the relationship between our own desires, and desires as they are formulated by others for us. Van Meel’s script investigates how identities could be produced differently and how one can be political within an increasingly neoliberal society. The visual language which the artist adopts – the atmospheres which the work produces, the 3D generated landscapes, the use of digital glitches and technologically produced moire patterns – can be understood as a stand in for an unknown future, something which cannot be seen but the shape of which can already be discerned. As the camera moves through a hazy field of colours in which a physical reality is yet to crystallise, a semi-transparent sheet flows majestically across the frame as if caught in a gust of wind. Perhaps aspirations for a better future may be transient, but nonetheless they must fly».
(Press release by Thomas Cuckle, excerpt)
KABUL magazine really thanks the artist and left gallery
For more information about the selling system of this gallery, find out our article KABUL feat. Artissima – track #6 with the podcast dedicated to the third appointment of What is Experimental, a talk between Tobi Maier and Natalia Sielewicz moderated by Stefano Collicelli Cagol.