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The Planets – Toine Klaassen

12th November 2007 by doron
arts | conceptual | documentary arts | performance | satire | video


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The Planets (2005, 1MB, 1:07 min.)

Toine Klaassen draws attention to the poetry of the unsightly, the small,
and neglected. He collects discarded objects from his surroundings
with no predetermined plan, and subsequently uses these in his work.
Often the work is created in the presence of the public
in a performance setting, in which he makes no attempt
to avoid the absurd.
Or as Klaassen himself states:
“If you catch a butterfly in your hands the powder on its
wings will brush off leaving just a tattered rag.”