MATTHIJS WALHOUT
«How I wish to move the words away from words, away from their everything.»

Matthijs Walhout


Amsterdam, NL


get in touch;
hello@matthijswalhout.com
+31 (0)6 521 216 83

studio address;
Broedplaats LELY
Schipluidenlaan 12-F
1062 HE Amsterdam


all images, text, and video on this site © Matthijs Walhout 2016

kvk number: 59638125

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2016–17, found objects (broken crucifix figurine, writing materials, paper, nails), 2D repdroductions (A4 and A3 photocopies and prints, textile print), 3D reproductions (3D-prints and millings), video, installations. Ongoing project

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3D-milled foam reproduction of a broken-off arm of a crucifix figurine, scale 1:100, suspended over a white pedestal with a pink top. Installation in 1646, The Hague
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Totem / 3D-milled foam reproduction of a broken-off arm of a crucifix figurine, scale 1:50, 500 sheets of A4 paper, white pedestal. Installation in 1646, The Hague
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Fall, Join, Sacra / Sublimation print on textile (1,5x4m), attached to the stairs, draped over pedestal, series of 3D-printed reproductions of a broken-off arm of a crucifix figurine, scale 1:2, found objects (crucifix figurine, writing materials, nails). Installation in 1646, The Hague
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Fall, Join / Series of 3D-printed reproductions of a broken-off arm of a crucifix figurine, scale 1:2, presented on top of a printed textile. Installation in 1646, The Hague
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Longing / A3 print, edited photocopy, study of a broken crucifix figurine. Presented in 1646, The Hague
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Two 3D-milled foam reproductions of a broken-off arm of a crucifix figurine, one suspended over a white pedestal with pink top, the other on top of 500 sheets of A4 paper on a white pedestal, video, installation view. 1646, The Hague
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Totem / Detail shot. 3D-milled foam reproduction of a broken-off arm of a crucifix figurine, scale 1:50, 500 sheets of paper, white pedestal. Installation in 1646, The Hague
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Fall / Detail shot. Sublimation print on textile (1,5x4m), attached to the stairs. Installation in 1646, The Hague
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3D-milled foam reproduction of a broken-off arm of a crucifix figurine, scale 1:100, suspended over a white pedestal with a pink top. Installation in 1646, The Hague
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Fall, Join, Sacra Sublimation print on textile draped over pedestal; series of 3D-printed reproductions of a broken-off arm of a crucifix figurine, scale 1:2; found objects (crucifix figurine, writing materials, nails). Installation in 1646, The Hague
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3D-milled foam reproduction of a broken-off arm of a crucifix figurine, scale 1:100, suspended over a pink pedestal, broken crucifix figurine, pencil. Installation at Nest, The Hague. Photo credit: Jhoeko
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Detail shot. Pencil. Installation at Nest, The Hague.
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Broken-off arm from crucifix figurine, collection of nails, tv-screen with video. Installation at Nest, The Hague.
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Detail shot. Collection of nails. Installation at Nest, The Hague.

Limn / video of glitching process image, 16sec ∞
«After the Iconoclastic Fury, I imagine, pieces of saints and Jesuses lay scattered throughout cathedrals. Someone must have decided to pick up the pieces and throw them away, thus complacently fulfilling both the clergy's desire to not see their Gods defaced, and the iconoclasts' urge for destruction. This is where we missed out on the opportunity of a truly reimag(in)ed Christ(ianity).
Fuelled by Queer Anger, I go back to this moment and Extend it to uncover objects of my desire; per/versions, trans/gressions, pen/s and other phallic sacra of the wounded O/one.
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(Publicity text for presentation of the project at 1646, The Hague, February 2016)

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'Missing u'. Installation in VM23, Arnhem
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'III V VII'. Installation in VM23, Arnhem
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'Missing u' and 'III V VII'. Installation in VM23, Arnhem
Extend started from a fascinating little object that had been in my possession for a long time: a kitschy crucifix figurine, which happened to fall, and its arm broke off. In this simple instance, the object opened up to being reinterpreted, to regaining lost meanings or simply gaining new ones. Through studies, reproductions, and installations of the object, which resembles an arm but is not an arm, I attempt to create new beings for it, new ways to relate to it. Rather than strictly thinking in terms of 'works', 'sculptures', et cetera, the project lives as a collection of objects which may be regathered and reinstalled in different settings so as to uncover new constellations of meaning within or around (reproductions of) the object. Reproduction happens mostly through photographic and digital ways, the neutrality of which is disproven by the amount of glitches that come to the fore in the objects, which show clear traces of distortion.

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Publication of studies for the 'Extend' series in group publication 'June 2016' alongside an interview on my artistic practice by Fela Kim and selected found materials from my research. Published by the Master Artistic Research on the occasion of graduation show 'Audit'. Graphic design by Carlijn Moerenhout & Daniel Hernández Chacón.