For the fourth time we invited young artists to create new work for our festival. Since last year we collaborate together with bkkc on a shared exhibition by artists that graduated not yet, or less than 5 years ago at a Brabant art academy. For the first time we invited artists to submit themselves for New Jacks 4.0. Of all these submission 5 artists were selected, they will work with the theme: “You are Incubate”. Among the selected artists is Angela de Weijer, we asked her several question to get to know her better.
Which things/places inspire you?
I am inspired by old/new industrial architecture, history, small hidden spaces in cities like Eindhoven, Berlin and Rotterdam, where I pay close attention to sounds and small events happening around me. I love metal- and artfestivals, just as good books and black coffee.
Most of my ideas come when I am travelling by train, and I can stare out of the window for a good while.
What are your idols and why?
I love people who do extraordinary stuff with sound. It’s impossible to list everyone, but the following artists are heroes because they do either great production, thematics, or miking and field recording; Jacob Kirkegaard, Scanner, Janet Cardiff, and Devin Townsend.
When did you know you wanted to be an artist?
After I failed in joining the army.
What are you showing at New Jacks 4.0?
Exploded Views is a growing collection sounds derived directly from the Incubate festival. I will join visitors to record their typical or favourite Incubate sound, and each sound will be exhibited in a small wooden audiomodule. This work will ultimately compose a small collective archive that connects a diverse array of festival events through the different sounds, and a geographical arrangement. Exploded Views can be played as a big sampler, by pushing as many or as few buttons as you like.
Are you looking for a particular reaction from the audience?
I am looking for people who really want to contribute a special sound, as the number of audiomodules is limited. I am curious if the contributors will feel part of a network, since they are all connected by the fact they invited me to join them to any possible event. Each of them ‘owns’ a piece of the work in a way.
Have you seen previous New Jacks exhibitions? What did you like the most there?
Unfortunately not, but I have good hopes to see this edition;)
The New Jacks 4.0 exhibition will be open from Thursday September 6th to September 30th at bkkc / Ticket and info center and features work by Jordy Koevoets, Petra van Noort, Angela de Weijer, Robert Lombarts and Erik van Liere.