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Saturday 24 July 2010. Part of Raamte.

Esmé Valk presented in RAAMTE a site specific sculpture that uses the stage-like window display of ADA. With light, movable, two-dimensional materials she made a layered set that aims to be 'visually tactile’.

The presentation in RAAMTE is a preview of her recent project Showcasing Today’s Essentials. Esmé has observed the changing window display of Anders dan Anderen, a shop specialised in home textiles. The shop’s display windows have formed the starting point for her research into the relationship between commerce and idealism, the body and geometry and the viewer and the performer. She is interested in investigating a direct link between theatre, avant-garde artists and the shop window, and questions how the contemporary use by commerce of modernistic imagery has shifted its meaning.

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