Rixt de Boer

  1. Société Minérale - 2016

    In collaboration with ‘SØVN Records’ for the release ‘Société Minérale’ by ‘Acid Fountain’, the solo project of the French musician Richard Frances. 
    Edition of 30 copies all with a unique pair of postcards.  

    www.sovnrecords.bandcamp.com/album/soci-t-min-rale

    For ‘Société Minérale’ I used a collection of stones that was given to my mother by a friend, who had inherited a big collection of stones and minerals from his father who had collected them throughout his life.

    The two-dimensional imprints investigate the loss of the value of the personal collection of minerals. 


  2. Wind going through grass on Vinegar Hill

    3 Photographs

    Audio: 00:03:40

     

    Wind going through grass on Vinegar Hill is a body of work that resulted out of the 10-day residency ‘How to Flatten a Mountain’ at Cow House Studio’s in Ireland in 2016. The photographs show details of Vinegar Hill, a hill by the town Enniscorthy in county Wexford, on which an important battle took place during the Irish Rebellion of 1798. Vinegar Hill at that time served as the largest camp and headquarters of the Wexford United Irish rebels, which was attacked by over 15.000 British soldiers on 21 June 1798. It marked a turning point in the rebellion, as it was the last attempt by the rebels to hold and defend ground against the British military.

    The images depict the solid rock and the grass on top of the hill. Both are still images that existed before, during and after the battle.

    The sound accompanying the work is a recording of a traditional Irish band playing in the streets of a small village in County Wexford.

     

    Exhibition view:

    'How to Flatten a Mountain'
    Photo Ireland 2016
    Rathfarnam Castle.


  3. Notes on travelling - 2015/2016

    ‘Notes on travelling’ consists of a series of 67 polymer plates and is based on a trip I made in 2015 of three and a half months to Georgia. On our way there and back I crossed 16 different countries, in each one of them of them spending a different variety of time. During the trip I collected all the receipts that were given to me after every purchase. These pieces of paper formed a consistent trace of all the places I passed by. They were proof of all of the brief interactions that took place and of my presence at a certain place. After coming back I scanned the receipts and processed all of the logos using polymer press, a printing technique dating from the 60’s that makes use of a zinc plate covered with a light-sensitive layer, onto which a negative film is exposed to gain a plate image in reverse. This can be inked and printed right reading onto paper. The last part however has been left out so the images remain in reverse.

    Exhibition views:

    'Exchanging Intimacies' 
    Quartair, The Hague
    1435 mm, Prague

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      Quartair, The Hague
      2016

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      1435 mm, Prague
      2016


  4. Surfaces - 2015

    Pencil on paper

    12,5 x 17 cm, 12,5 x 17 cm, 7 x 9 cm, 12,5 x 17 cm

     The drawings in ‘Surfaces’ depict details of the Spanjaardshof, a former nursing home dating from 1880 located in The Hague. Since 1980 the building houses about 40 studio spaces for artists and for the open day in 2015 the people of the Spanjaardshof invited a number of young artists to make an exhibition throughout the building except in the studio spaces themselves, like old elevators, corridors and staircases. 

    Installation view: Spanjaardshof, The Hague, 2015


  5. Puinzak - 2014/2015

    Pencil on paper 

    3 x 9x12 cm

    pencil on paper9x12 cm 

    pencil on paper
    9x12 cm 

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      pencil on paper
      9x12 cm 

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      pencil on paper
      9x12 cm 

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      pencil on paper
      9x12 cm 


  6. Fân - 2014

    ‘Fân’ is an investigation to the relationship between objects and collective memory. Central to this video installation is the hay stack in Transylvania, Romania. This object is a constantly changing yet stable factor in the landscape and it is and has been one of the most important factors in the rural Romanian life. The axis around which peasant life revolves. The videos emphasize the relationship between the object and the landscape as well as the relationship between people and nature, history and daily habits.

    Installation views

    Graduation festival, Royal academy of arts - The Hague, 2014
    Lichtkunst Gouda, 2014

    Graduation festival, KABK the Hague, 2014

    Graduation festival, KABK the Hague, 2014

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      Graduation festival, KABK the Hague, 2014

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      Graduation festival, KABK the Hague, 2014

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      Graduation festival, KABK the Hague, 2014

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      Graduation festival, KABK the Hague, 2014

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      Lichtkunst Gouda, 2014

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      Lichtkunst Gouda, 2014


  7. Stills

    light pt. 100:03:18 

    light pt. 1
    00:03:18 

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      light pt. 1
      00:03:18 

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      light pt. 2

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      composition nr. 1
      00:12:56

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      composition nr. 2
      00:12:25

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      Szilard cutting grass pt. 1
      00:10:19

    • 6

      horses
      00:03:08

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      wind nr. 1
      00:03:59

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      wind nr. 2
      00:01:53

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      construction
      00:12:17

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      fire 
      00:12:10


  8. The Hills of Capernaum - 2014

    Performance 

    “What is worth more - A kilogram of stone or a kilogram of gold?” This famous question by the architect Adolf Loos is central to the ‘The Hills of Capernaum’. This performance focuses on bread, an everyday object that has been consumed by men for ages. During the performance bread is repeatedly being made, after which each loaf is photographed with a polaroid camera, to obtain an immediate and unique result. This repetitive act results in a growing collection of photographs. The title of the performance refers to the biblical story of the five loaves and two fishes, which took place by the lake of Capernaum in Israël.

    At: Gallery Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam. 


  9. Lapis Philosophorum - 2014

    From left to right:

    2 x Polymer press - 10,0 x 12,6 cm 
    5 x Cyanotype - 10,0 x 12,6 cm
    5 x Rubbings on Japanese paper - 27,5 x 19,5 cm
    4 x Etching on paper - 10,0 x 12,6 cm
    2 x Gum Bichromate - 25,6 x 32 cm
    3 x Black and white print on transparant paper - 10,0 x 12,6 cm

    Lapis Philosophorum focuses on the pavement of the Binnenhof, the oldest and most historic part of the city of the Hague. By means of using different photographic techniques, I tended to lay focus on the different characters of the different stones shaped by time and events. 

    At: Tweede Kamer der Staaten Generaal / House of representatives - The Hague 


  10. Interline - 2012

    Digital photographs

    "If you walk through the herd of sheep, it's like water; the sea of wool opens itself, lets you through as the animals outrun you and closes the whole you caused behind." 

    - Cecile Kruip, Wool artist 

    Interline is a series of photographs taken after the sheepfarm of my parents was burned down in october 2011. It was one of the 12 monumental farms in province Drenthe that were burned down between the years of 2010 and 2013 for unknown reasons.

    The photographs capture small monuments build with remains of the farm, by people who were part of the community that was connected to the place. 


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