Thursday October 2nd at 7PM, artist talk by Timmy van Zoelen & performance by The Big Hunger.
Address: Good Children Gallery, 4037 St. Claude Ave
On Thursday October 2nd at 7PM, artist Timmy van Zoelen gives a presentation at Good Children Gallery. He introduces his plans for the coming months and screens the essay film ‘Les statues meurent aussi’ (Statues also Die) by Chris Marker & Alain Resnais.
During his residency Timmy works on a new film in which objects, narratives, theory, and performances intertwine into a damp and hot swamp-sci-fi. A film where ideas about ecology, myth, and consumerism overlap and melt together. Well known places and ideas might evaporate and new forms will become manifest in a series of performances and sculptures, that will be used in the film.
In his work Timmy exercises his idiosyncratic views by sharing his salacious and facetious speculations on nature, currency and ideology. Cruising over the terrain of voluptuous emotions he moves from propulsion to representation, from foreplay to display, while continuously analysing desire. Therefore his practise is one of struggling, between abstinence and indulgence, and between the tangible and the virtual.
While the allure of appropriation and the ease of digital image production encourages artists to produce work solely in and of the digital, Timmy continually traverses the blurry lines between virtual and corporeal life and investigates its effects.
Timmy van Zoelen (NL, 1982) completed a two-year residency at De Ateliers in Amsterdam and holds a MFA from Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam. Recent shows include the solo-presentation Astroturfer at Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam (2014), and a variety of group shows including Zamboni for the Moose at Galerie Juliette Jongma, Amsterdam (2014), Blu Heron Social Club, Rotterdam (2013) and Bourgeois Leftovers at De Appel, Amsterdam (2013).