Magnetoceptia at The Glasshouse // Amstelpark, Amsterdam


Admiraal van Delftshaven the 1st

The Kinematic Loom Of Orbit


The exhibition Magnetocepetia in the Glasshouse, which has taken place from 29. may until 14. august
in the mist of the Amstelpark in Amsterdam,
is the realization of a synergetic, utopian, multinational dutch-austrian-estonian environment, in the shape of a self-altering installation that can be experienced progressively during the whole period of the exhibition. Multiple performances with sound-generating antenna-based costumes
highlight differents states of the transformation while the immersive installation gradually reveals itself.
The exhibition expands over two rooms in which different environments are created through the fusion of selected elements from the countries in which three different episodes of the site-specific project Magnetoceptia have been developed so far.

Those self-contained cosmoses are generated from recontextualized elements that are representative for the respective country.
The synergetic environment is a fusion of site-specific sound and movement through the material in transformation during the long-term-exhibition, while the audience becomes an active physical part of the installation. A wooden path, such as it can be found in Estonian bogs, is recreated in the dutch galleryspace in the midst of the Amstelpark and functions as an installative catwalk from which the audience can experience an amalgamation of sounds and videoprojections that have been recorded in Austria and Estonia. accompanied by two sound-generating costumes created 2015 in Vienna and one that has been created 2016 in The Netherlands.

In the core of the space, where the opening performance will take place, the floor is entirely covered with duch stones and a velvet carpet.
It is a recreation of a former Silo in Estonia in which the performance ‘The Kinematic Loom Of Orbit’ that has taken place in October 2015, based on a former Sovjet Loom that functions as a wearable instrument, working with the acoustics of the Silo.