Grist to the mill; Bram De Jonghe, Stroom, The Hague

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The other day i visited Bram de Jonghe’s exhibition Grist to the Mill at Stroom.

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He attached a large transparent surface on a frame horizontally in the main room of the gallery.

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You can walk around it as far as possible.

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But all kinds of things are happening underneath.

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Around it are some objects, including one

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which is not blowing out a candle.

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And just under the surface a big flowering Verbascum, softly swaying in the wind, might invite you to take a look under the framework.

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A pencil becomes a symbol, for thoughts

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evoked by the things you see, or thoughts

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provoked to make this installation.

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Time to move on…

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In the basement of the gallery, you can walk from one thought to another. Is there or must there be a connection between them?

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They need the space around them, for, with the thoughts they create, they need a lot of space.

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There ‘s movement, creating, there are thought provoking objects.

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There are even some drawings as if reflected by or in the framework, which is also hanging over the basement.

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And time to move on again…..

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to see the end of the story, or the object of your quest.

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Is it a story? Is it a quest? If you want, it is. If you don’t, it isn’t.

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(Click on the pictures to enlarge)

Bertus Pieters

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