Bart van den Berg
Collection: Kleur & Ruimte
Bart van den Berg used the fixed dimensions of the spatial manuscript (44 x 32 x 7 cm) as a storage box for a colour poem that consists of 24 blocks measuring 10 x 15 x 1.8 cm (oil paint on MDF).
When the blocks are exposed to daylight and are released from the straitjacket of the preserving box, the ‘reader’ of the manuscript undergoes a domino-like challenge. The blocks with their horizontal and vertical painted strips automatically take you by the hand when placing them according to colour and rhythm.
It is especially exciting, on further consideration, to arrange the blocks in a sequence specified by the artist (via numbers on the backs). An interactive short film in 24 images: colour poetry in time and space.