Steven Beckly - (958) I Love You(s) (2011)
“(958) I Love You(s) is an installation that explores the layered implications behind the act of declaring one’s love to another, using my personal long-term romantic relationship as subject.
The inspiration for the work stems from being in a committed relationship for almost 3 years (more precisely, 958 days) without verbally declaring my love to my partner despite feeling the force of this expectation inherent in the progression of a romantic relationship.
An intimate moment where my partner and I exchange declarations for the first time was created and photographed. The result is a staged image containing the captioned text, ‘I love you.’ Using a photographic print, photocopies, a jigsaw puzzle, and candies, the installation investigates the meaning, validity, and power of the words, ‘I love you,’ and the evolution of their implications when those words are repeated over time.”
Lawrence Malstaf - Nemo Observatorium (2002)
"Styrofoam beads are blown around in a big transparent PVC cylinder by five strong fans. Visitors can sit in the armchair in the middle of the whirlpool or observe from the outside.
Spectacular at first sight, this installation turns out to mesmerize like a kind of meditation machine. One can follow the seemingly cyclic patterns, focus on the different layers of 3D pixels or listen to its waterfall sound. One could call it a training device, challenging the visitor to stay centered and find peace in a fast changing environment. After a while the space seems to expand and one’s sense of time deludes.”
Additional installation shots found here.