Façade

Map, Map out
In answer to the work of Wouter Venema

Looking for something to hold onto
in the palm of my hand, I find a pencil

and a language of lines: a life
a head, a heart. A stretch of fate etched

in the skin tells me what a landscape
knows of sorrow even when I don't

recognise it on the map. Where
did the water go, where did I leave

my heart? As I walk across the fields
defined by a determined head

I try to see beyond the lines, the luring
shapes that chart roads and trees.

They are in a temporary state
of meandering, of wood and shade

of leaves and morning bristling.
I have drawn them this way for you

to see that I can erase them. I can fold
us into the palm of a hand and wave.

Maria Barnas.


P//////AKT, Amsterdam
14.01 – 11.02.2018
Photos: Charlott Markus
Exhibition design i.c.w. Anne Dessing

See also: Voorbij de façade
by Lotte van Geijn (Dutch)

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Façade
Installation view
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The Place Between My Pencil and the Paper (Stick Chart), 2018
Charcoal, coloured pencil and paper on montage of coloured paper, tape, glue 210 x 144 cm.
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The Place Between My Pencil and the Paper (Astrolabe), 2018
Charcoal, coloured pencil and paper on montage of coloured paper, tape, glue 210 x 144 cm.
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The Place Between My Pencil and the Paper (Astrolabe) [detail], 2018
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The Place Between My Pencil and the Paper (Astrolabe) [backside], 2018
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The Place Between My Pencil and the Paper (Astrolabe) [backside detail], 2018
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Façade
Installation view
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Façade
Installation view
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Poacher's Atlas III, 2018
Lasercut in paper pulp from various atlasses, black MDF, steel, 207 x 156 cm.
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Poacher's Atlas III [detail], 2018
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Window Alert (Cuckoo), 2018
Acrylic on glass in front of pencil and pastel on paper, 140 x 100 cm.
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IJzeren Masker, 2018
Acrylic on glass in front of pencil and pastel on paper, 140 x 100 cm.
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Scales, 2018
Stainted glass objects, 120 x 56 cm each.
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Scales [detail], 2018