ON THE POWER OF
OBJECTS IN MOTION.
What if clouds cease to rove around?
What if hail retires?
What if wind slows down?
What if snow forgets to fall?
What if air can't collide?
What if thunder remains silent?
What if skies close their windows?¹
What if you and I can't play?² What if you and I fail to nurture the ability to be moved? Let's not forget Isaac's basic principles on the power of objects in motion.
Playing the streets of NYC, 2013. Image from 'Lift the city skirts', publication te be released in 2014.
Yeb Wiersma’s multidisciplinary practice moves in between visual art, research and cultural production. She portrays her art works and editorial contributions as ongoing investigative exercises in which she explores the friction between the interior (private) and the exterior (public), between nature and culture, between here and elsewhere, making way for dynamic disruptors such as play, chaos, otherness, desire and chance to question and trigger the vivacious qualities of the game we play, that our of our existence (la condition humaine). Photographing, writing and roaming around in the unknown (outdoors) are fundamental ingredients in her work- and research method. They're functioning as a catalyst to re-enter the world around her in a more significant, playful and vivid manner.
Yeb Wiersma, 1973 is a visual artist, researcher and cultural producer raised in The Netherlands and works mostly from Amsterdam and New York City. She graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Art Academy in Amsterdam, continued her studies at Cooper Union School for the Advancement of Science and Art, NYC.
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1. Fragment from essay 'A Song Adrift', 2011.
2. On playfulness by Sir Isaac Newton.