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WILLEM BREUKER AWARD 2019
During the summer and autumn of 2019, 7090 will travel to festivals with its fairground attractions. ABSTRACTIONPARK7090 takes place in public spaces, it’s free and it’s filled with installations, analogue machines, performances and soundscapes. In ABSTRACTIONPARK7090 we dream out loud and create a place where you can experience just how surprising, beautiful and inviting our melting pot of art forms can be.
ABSTRACTIONPARK7090 can be recognized by its cheerful geometric design: 7 columns, a pyramid and an enormous cluster of spheres are arranged in a public space. They form the three abstractions: The GROM, The GROT and The GROET. Each abstraction offers a world of experiences to the curious visitor.
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The GROT is about the primal scream: the ultimate cry from which all sound emerged. Seven, 4 metres high columns are set up in a space. People can walk freely between the columns, touch them and listen to them. The Grom is an enormous, constantly changing collage of sound. The audience can influence the music that will sound out of the columns by pushing a button, by opening a hatch or by turning a wheel.
The GROT is an exuberantly coloured, 4 metres high pyramid. The pyramid is painted by Marcel van de Berg. Once inside, you will discover a hall of mirrors.
The infinited reflections make The GROT a place for abstract selfreflection: Inside the pyramid a telephone is installed where people can call the Complaints Window of ABSTRACTIONPARK7090 and where people can lodge a complaint. Of course the complaint can also be a secret wish or a prayer.
The GROET is a comical, cheerful fountain of sound, and an ode to the magic you feel when you experience a sound for the first time. A bunch of transparent spheres hang above a podium full of remarkable rotating machines, hoses and taps.
The spheres are balloons with a 2 metres diameter. Attached to the balloons are hoses which end in an organ pipe. The public can use taps to allow air to escape, resulting in an extremely shaky/vulnerable music.
People are also invited to play and create beats with the rotating machines of Yuri Landman.
With ABSTRACTIONPARK7090’s sounds, images and acts we aim to transport people to a world where curiosity wins out from fear. We want to point the way to a society that embraces vulnerability, where people trust each other and dare to play together. We are curious as to what happens when you don’t exactly know what you are experiencing or what comes next. We get excited when we let our imagination roam free, when we wonder “what’s happening here” or “what in the world are we looking at and listening to”? That’s when we’re on the edge of our seats. We believe that this open attitude can be catching when you share it with the public. We want to fire imaginations and spur people on to above all create their own fantasy.
7090 is an artists’ collective with Nora Mulder, Koen Kaptijn, Bert Hana and Bas Wiegers at its core. We work at the junction of (musical) performance, sound art and installation. People who step inside our world instinctively sense that there’s no right or wrong involved: we invite everyone to simply look and listen and to ultimately decide for themselves what they have seen and heard. Foreknowledge sometimes helps you see references and understand where a concept comes from, but whether you have knowledge of modern music, installations, sound art and performance or not, we want to inspire, liberate and mischievously disrupt.
Our collective enjoys a growing cult status and we’ve left a trail of innovation behind us.
BART DE VREES
ERIC DE CLERCQ
JI YOUN KANG
HUBA DE GRAAFF
MARCEL VAN DEN BERG
HUGO HERRERA TOBÓN
SANNE VAN DELFT
We are very proud and congratulate Nora Mulder for receiving the Willem Breuker Award 2019! On 4 November 2019 we celibrated this at BIMHUIS in Amsterdam with a one night appearance of ABSTRACTIONPARK7090 in the atrium of the building. It was the last time it could be seen in 2019.
We are in full preparation of new venues and places for ABSTRACTIONPARK7090 in 2020 though and it promises to be a grand year! Check this website for any updates.
ABSTRACTIEPARK 7090 is made possible by the generous support of:
De Konrad Boehmer Stichting
Knokki Audio Technologies
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