SOON & NOW WORK TEXT ABOUT
Fix the Variable, Exclude the Accidental, Eliminate the Impure, Unravel the Tangled, Discover the Unknown
V5-channel video Installation, projected on paper rolls, 5x8x4m
5-channel video installation, 2021 | Piano Daria van den Bercken | 3D @karoliinaparnanen,@jaivellalawilson, @jbcastell, @tomsebestik

The video installation is based on a quote by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, who reflected on the search for the pure phenomenon. Broersen and Lukács based their work of the same name on the collection of exotic plants collected around 1737 by George Clifford III (1685-1760), an Amsterdam banker and director of the Dutch East India Company (VOC). The Swedish botanist Carolus Linnaeus (1707-1778) classified these plants for the first time here according to his rigid system, which testified to his own moral superiority. A system that continues to play an important role to this day. However, he based his classifications not necessarily on an objective observation of the plants, but on an idealised version, according to his own taste and believes. In the video by Broersen & Lukacs, the virtual and the natural merge into a new whole and the relationship between the two is sharpened. They have animated the rigid bodies of the illustrated flowers in a choreography partly based on the movements of rebellious crowds and the algorithms of natural forces, so as to form a fluid body that breaks free from the straitjacket imposed on them. The seductive dance bursts out in a frantic attempt to escape the given framework. In choosing the music* that underlies these animations, they have taken this manipulation even further. The compositions chosen in collaboration with concert pianist Daria van den Bercken transcend the rules imposed by history and tradition, because they border on the atonal, often experienced as non-natural. The music is not synchronized with the images and so each cycle a new version of the spectacle is created.

Centraal Museum Utrecht
Centraal Museum Utrecht
Centraal Museum Utrecht
Centraal Museum Utrecht