- Antonietta Peeters (1967) can be said to concentrate on the space between
objects in her works of art. It is not a question of the actual space between
things but of that which can not be seen and therefore can not be directly
represented visually. She herself says: "Does the spirit exist in
the space between things?. Space is nothing if you want to feel it... The
air must be made visible as the secrets are in the air".
- It is this intangible space that Peeters tries to make concrete in
her three-dimensional installations of thick, black material. Using slow
techniques like cutting and sticking she tries to impose her own rhythm
on time and light so that the black material absorbs so much light that
a transformation occurs: the light is materialized.
- There is no central point in the three-dimensional installations that
Antonietta Peeters has been making for several years. This effect is accentuated
when she paints a tangle of lines that endlessly subdivide directly on
the wall. The eye cannot rest, everything seems to be going in all directions
at the same time. Just like her works of crochet that cover the floor of
an entire room there is no beginning and no end. Her drawings also do not
have an unequivocal perspective. There is no horizon and the perspective
constantly shifts from the top to the side and from a distance to close
up. This continuum which is characteristic of her works is also to be found
in the installation she has made for a room in the Van Abbe Museum.
- A publication on the exhibition is available.