Great White Out

Great White Out

Groups exhibition

11februari December 11, 1998 until January 16, 1999

.At the invitation of guest curator Jan van den Dobbelsteen, ten artists worked and exhibited together in MU. The title Great White Out refers to an atmospheric condition of reduced visibility occurring on the North and South Pole, obliterating the visual horizon and eliminating the distinction between land and sky. Objects are no longer discernible, unless they are darker and standing out against the great whiteness as a kind of shadow. From November 25 onwards, the artists were engaged in producing new artworks in MU, applying various techniques and tools including the colour photocopier. The exhibition grew into a joint installation consisting of films and videos, paintings, sculptures and sound.

BiOP constructed a painting machine, Tunc Olcer made photocopies of the offal from an abattoir, Barbara Witteveen created a foam plastic car and a copier. Jozef van Rossum designed a steel crown, Gerard van den Dobbelsteen's contribution included an arrangement of his collection of seeds and YOWI made a mural and a booklet. With a video presentation, Danielle Lemaire paid tribute to the accordion celebrity Lucia Pamela, Frank Meeuwissen built a web of reproductions and picture frames and Reinaart Vanhoe displayed photographs and silk-screened cubes. Participating artists: Tunc Olcer (Eindhoven), Barbara Witteveen (Rotterdam), Jozef van Rossum (Rotterdam), Danielle Lemaire (Breda), YOWI (Stephan de Weert and Ivo van Leeuwen) (Tilburg), BiOP (Breda), Gerard Van Den Dobbelsteen (Den Bosch), Frank Meeuwissen (Arnhem), Reinaart Vanhoe (Tilburg).