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Van Rijn positions his work within, beyond, aside and in front of everyday reality. Its content is fuelled by the ever recurring discussion on the end of art, which is taken as a metaphor for today's cultural and moral state of affairs. Currently his focus is on researching the cultural dimensions of Neo-Paganism, specifically Wicca or Modern Witchcraft. Stemming from the spiritual attitudes within early modernism, Wicca's sampling of existing 'traditions' into a new religious phenomenon has many tangents with today's artist practice. Through an output of text, images and performance, it puts forward challenging approaches to fundamental socio-cultural concepts such as time and history, nature and ecology, gender relations, spirituality and religion. Employing a wide range of media -from drawing to artists' publications and from installation to performance- Van Rijn's research explores Neo-Paganism as an invented revivalist tradition based on rejected knowledge.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Work 2014



video

Interviewing V. Vale -Re/search publications, in six parts.
(by way of short exerpt, this is part 6)
September 12 2014



'Drawing Down The Muse'
Performance at Quartair Contemporary Art Spaces,
June 22 (summer solstice), The Hague, NL


'Drawing Down the Muse' performance
at Quartair Contemporary Art Spaces, The Hague, NL

'Drawing Down the Muse' performance
at Quartair Contemporary Art Spaces, The Hague, NL

'Drawing Down the Muse' performance
at Quartair Contemporary Art Spaces, The Hague, NL

'Drawing Down the Muse' performance
at Quartair Contemporary Art Spaces, The Hague, NL

'Drawing Down the Muse' performance
at Quartair Contemporary Art Spaces, The Hague, NL

'Drawing Down the Muse' performance
at Quartair Contemporary Art Spaces, The Hague, NL

'Drawing Down the Muse' performance
at Quartair Contemporary Art Spaces, The Hague, NL

'Drawing Down the Muse' performance
at Quartair Contemporary Art Spaces, The Hague, NL

'Drawing Down the Muse' performance
at Quartair Contemporary Art Spaces, The Hague, NL

'Drawing Down the Muse' performance
at Quartair Contemporary Art Spaces, The Hague, NL

'Drawing Down the Muse' performance
at Quartair Contemporary Art Spaces, The Hague, NL

'Drawing Down the Muse' performance
at Quartair Contemporary Art Spaces, The Hague, NL

'Drawing Down the Muse' performance
at Quartair Contemporary Art Spaces, The Hague, NL

'Drawing Down the Muse' performance
at Quartair Contemporary Art Spaces, The Hague, NL

'Drawing Down the Muse' performance
at Quartair Contemporary Art Spaces, The Hague, NL

'Drawing down the ~Muse' performance
at Quartair Contemporary Art Spaces, The Hague, NL

'Drawing down the Muse' installation
at Quartair Contemporary Art Spaces, The Hague, NL

'Drawing down the Muse' installation
at Quartair Contemporary Art Spaces, The Hague, NL




'The Black Egg'

'Bearshit'- Pentagram Dream Object'

Survey MAR-groupshow 'We shall not cease our Explorations' at Quartair Contemporary Art spaces, The Hague, NL
baking an inverted Mondrian Egg (preparation)
at Walden Affairs, The Hague, NL
Performance: 'Baking an inverted Mondrian Egg'
at Walden Affairs, The Hague, NL
the inverted Mondrian Egg, baked
Exactly a week after the performance 'Baking an inverted Bondrian Egg' this  cartoon of Kamagurka appeared in NRC
inverted mondrian
Performance: 'Tarot Shorts'
at Walden Affairs, The Hague, NL
the black egg
video 
Theory of Practice: Blackeggworship
(Imbolc 2014)

Work 2014


Work 2014

 
Theory of colour