There is a tendency these days of artists showing collections of objects, in different ways and different combinations.
These shows usually aim at confronting the viewer with sometimes common objects in a different context.
It often refers to the instability of the meanings of objects.
This way of showing things can be productive and interesting, but in a way one gets used to it and then just a bit more is needed to trigger the imagination.
Objects are shown with different backgrounds in a kind of henhouses.
The different hen houses represent different stages of the day.
Irregularly sound performances are given, but when i visited Stroom it was dead quiet and the whole place looked like an unpopular museum on a late afternoon with strange and sometimes funny diorama’s.
Which was charming in a way; but i left with the feeling of having missed most of it.
And what about that burning bag?
And that smoke-grey lotus? .