"In the Friday Session, I will focus on the cityscapes and hope to discuss with the audience questions like: what is the space of a cityscape? And why do I stick to making impressions of a location by looking for details that just give a random and subjective trend of a chosen inlet of the space? How can cityscapes be a screen of the location that is communicating the space around us more like landscape-paintings can do (a genre that tends to narrate our emotional relationship to our environment)?" Wapke
Feenstra evokes spaces to roam in, get lost in, gather thoughts
in or fantasise in, thought-lost. Feenstra has a weakness for
objects that, because of their very ordinariness, have no necessary
meaning. She places them in a new perspective, creating the space
to see them in another way " as mental spaces in which things do"
look as they usually do.
The works are intended to provoke the viewers' associations, and are rarely clear-cut. Many of her works comprise part of a presumed larger whole, but you will never see it all at once. The works are making you aware that the perception is a local and subjective moment, cut out by time and space, but never isolated from culture.
Wapke Feenstra (1959 Wjelsryp, Hennaarderadeel) www.wapke.nl ; studied art at the Jan van
Eyckacademie in Maastricht (postgraduate 1991) and works since 1992
as an artist in Rotterdam. Recent outdoor projects are Bathers in
Amsterdam (2003) and Bathers in Munich (2005). Recent white cube
shows i.e.: Klein Art Works Chicago IL (USA) 2004, Museum of
Contemporary Art Heerlen (NL) 2003 & MKgalerie.nl Rotterdam
Cityscapes can be seen i.e. on the internet www.verhalenvandordrecht.nl , ongoing story collection in Dordrecht (NL) 1999-2009,www.woefwoef.nl, Arnhem (NL) see the city by following the dog routes 2001, www.huisboomfeest.nl , the cyclic time in a neighbourhood in Tilburg (NL) will be shown in pictures and trees 2005-2010.