Until December 31, the Han Nefkens Foundation presents the emblematic work Olympia by David Claerbout in the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya.
Olympia (the real-
Olympia is a computer-
David Claerbout, Olympia
Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona (Spain)
Olympia can be regarded as an attempt to measure biological duration (for example, the timespan of one human life) against ideological duration.
The waiting inherent to Olympia is overly-
The software used is based on a so-
From season to season, we can observe the growth of weeds “irrigated” by the computer program that calculates the exact precipitation, weather and seasonal conditions in Berlin. Trees and vegetation will gradually occupy more of the view towards the stadium until eclipsing it completely. Since March 15, 2016, building details and vegetation have changed considerably, as illustrated by the hundreds of stills that have been captured since the program went live.
The executive commission, composed of Han Nefkens, Felipe Rodriguez, Cesar Castillo and Hilde Teerlinck develops this artistic program.
Exhibition 18 May -
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David Claerbout, Olympia (April 2017 Light Rain), 2017. © David Claerbout.