New installations by Marinus Boezem will be filling the vertical spaces of the Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, from November 24, 2016 until March 26, 2017.
From November 24, 2016 until March 26, 2017, new site-specific artworks by Marinus Boezem (The Netherlands, 1934) will be presented in the Oude Kerk. In this church, the oldest building in Amsterdam, he creates a vertical labyrinth in which you disappear and reappear. Boezem approaches the idea of the building as a vehicle or conveyor that lifts the individual from his earthly existence – sometimes literally, using the principle of the force of gravity. The crux of this exhibition is Boezem’s new work: a lift transports you to the top of the church up to the highest church window – like a deus ex machina. From a dizzying height you can view the monumental church from a whole new perspective. Look closely, and catch a glimpse of the personal message that the artist has left somewhere up on high.