The title of Van Imhoff’s exhibition taps into the sequential structure of the artist’s art practice, demonstrating a specific interest in the systematic, and encyclodepic process of defining our physical world. This interest has since her end exam at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2008 led to an ongoing eclectic yet delicately interwoven network of collected impersonal and personal objects, photographs, films, curiosities and sculpted forms. A network that steadily expands, gradually changes and renews itself on the bias of its own history. Similar to what the French philosopher Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995) describes as ‘rhizomatic’ is Van Imhoff’s emphasis on the multiple, non-hierarchical entry and exit points in data representation and interpretation. Although there is always a trace of material, form or line based order in her in situ installations, nothing in itself nor its relation to the whole, aims eventually for a unilateral narrative or a well-defined answer. It’s rather the process of creating order what is referred to, examined and questioned.
This constant flux between order and chaos, the defined and the undefined, is also accentuated in the installation in the gallery, which derives in a very direct manner from its starting point at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, and its continuation at The Verbeke Foundation in Belgium.
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