Responding to her recent book with Onomatopee, Aukje Koks brings together the work of six international artists in Didn’t Know But Knew It All Along, an exhibition that looks to question the normality of the everyday. Attempting to voice feelings and thoughts, the participants explore and present the mundane in a way that appears close to fiction.
The artists appear able to reframe the details of real life: to make reality feel like a play in the theatre, not as an illusion, but as a way of seeing the unreal. Memories are being studied and repeated, as if to try and understand to a deeper level what has before been experienced.
New possibilities and parallel realities are presented as an alternative to accepted truths. Rehearsal is used in order to play; the script can change. Different elements are explored and choices arise that could ultimately be told as a sea of possibilities. Language has become a thing in itself that can be questioned. When modest situations are combined, new actualities can arise. Truth is revealed by adding a lie, and vice versa.
This dynamic is what fascinates me personally: influenced daily by a stream of information, I constantly have to stop and reconsider what is true and what is not true, and contemplate how to listen to ’the other’.
Aukje Koks, organiser of the show
Running untill March 22nd
Open Thursday - Sunday, 13:00-17:00