Rex Garden, Amsterdam


In order to invoke memories of the Rex Cinema I decided to work with motion and projection. The projected image is that of laundry hung out to dry, a familiar image in any street or neighbourhood, like intimate flags snapping in the public domain.
In the middle of this inner courtyard is a shallow pond, its bottom made of reflective stainless steel. From the adjacent flat an image is projected onto this surface and bounced onto the blank wall on the other side.
On calm evenings the laundry just hangs there, motionless. But when a breeze ruffles the surface of the water, the projected laundry on the blank wall starts to flap and snap.

Rexgarden, Amsterdam

projector, slide, polished stainless steel