For Things That Will Be Forgotten.
This is an overview of the exhibition made in the Pavilion at Studio Omstand (Arnhem) in October 2017
Elejan van der Velde collects traces of things that catch his eye, ordinary stuff he finds or encounters on the street. It can be an object or a piece of material. Things that strike him. ‘For things that will be forgotten’ is about remembering. About objects and shapes that will disappear. Things or goods that slowly lose their function and dissolve in(to) time.
The works in the pavilion:
– Material Trace #4 (‘Seesaw figure’, type: decay)
– Material Trace #3 (‘The Dancer’, Type: destruction)
– Composition with two asphalt pieces
– Asphalt scale model on an old slide projector table
– Clock with Black foil, spotlight
– Two cones; one faded through natural causes, one spraypainted black
– Found Banner; with the image almost faded to nothing.
What these elements create in the space, Elejan would like to leave to the visitors. For him it creates an atmosphere that is logic for his work. The objects have to do a lot with roads and road works that symbolise ideas like distance and travelling and time. Asphalt is solidified time. But it continues. The decay goes on, just as the time keeps on ticking.
(excerpts from text by Rob Groot Zevert, Studio Omstand, Arnhem)