Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player,That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
(Macbeth (Act 5, Scene 5, lines 17-28)
The raging of the world is forced upon us by an unrelenting stream of images. But what if these images would disappear and all that’s left is sound? What would life have to say to us then, other than sound and fury? Or will a new, much more sensitive world open up to you, led by touch like a blind person?
With one video and four audio artworks Nieuw Dakota presents the work of five young artists. Five artists that all completed a (masters)degree at academies in Amsterdam and are now making name for themselves on the international stage: Jacob Dwyer, Sophie Serber, Richard John Jones, Smari Robertsson en Nora Turato.
The artworks are part of the personal collection of Frits Bergsma with whom we in 2015 made the exhibition Collectors Choice, an exhibition comprised of all video works. In an exhibition concept by Jozef Hey (BeamSystems), we are now showing a selection of his recently purchased audio art works. Not only the primacy of sound over image but also the use of language and the spoken word, will run like a common thread through the space of Nieuw Dakota.