Oude Kerk: TIME OUT a participatory intervention by Margret Wibmer (DAI's network ambassador & fundraiser)
during the finissage of SALON / BIG BANG
Saturday August 23rd: 11.00 am – 5.00 pm
Sunday August 24th: 1.30 pm – 5.00 pm
Visitors of the Oude Kerk will be invited to wear an overcoat designed by Margret Wibmer before being guided through the church and invited to choose a place to lie down on the floor. For physical comfort a rubber mat covered with sheets of fabric will be provided. The coat functions as a protection and helps the visitor to 'justify' this unruly behavior.
Our awareness changes when taking on a horizontal position, it allows us to see and hear things that go unnoticed otherwise. Looking into the sky in this location offers an array of architectural details and ornaments on the ceiling, variations in material, different shades and structures. Taking on this position might also invite some thoughts about nature and human, life and death as the floor consists entirely of gravestones.
TIME OUT is another 'metaphor for the perceptive and cognitive exchange between humans and the world, which is the primary goal of Margret Wibmer's art'* (*L. Seyfarth).