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Michiel Hilbrink

Michiel Hilbrink places sculptures in the exhibition space that are, as cryptic bodies, translations of everyday and personal moments. His installations could be interpreted as a sphere of constructed layers rather than an unequivocal statement. A practice in which the relationship between form and function is more or less non-hierarchical. Though lacking a physical mass, the connecting volumes of space between and around the sculptures function as bodies as well. Next to highly palpable materials, the installations are at times inhabited by sounds, animated projections or publications. 



Architectural, symbolic and practical functional forms are appropriated and transformed into a kind of drawings in space; three dimensional silhouettes that are read differently when seen from another angle. Conclusions in material and form emanate from playing with word-material relationships and are affected by the actuality. When physical and mental experiences become interchangeable, words loosen their grip on meaning and start behaving like fluid material. 

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