Dragonstone

9th April 2014

Also showing as part of Dutch Invertuals:Happy Future was the latest evolution of work from Jolan van der Wiel.

Considering the fact that throughout history what human kind thought they knew has been refuted thanks for technological advancement - for instance that the world was flat or that we were the centre of the universe - our world is changing at such a pace that although we have a lot of knowledge, perhaps even the things we take as fact are perhaps not what they seem.

“When our own worldviews collapse, the answers for a future might be found in the irrational, the unworldly or the mystery.”

Questioning whether our current physical laws might just be another misconception, Jolan's Dragonstone project explores a new kind of mystery.

Utilising his trademark ferrous material he has created beautiful unearthly pieces that defy gravity and form. In his words:

‘Dragonstone’ proclaims mystery; the objects seem to be a part of the imaginative, islands of something unearthly. Through playing with the forces of magnetism and gravity and overruling the conventional, ‘Dragonstone’ presents us a contemporary dilemma: do we want to keep with our traditional logic or do we follow these objects towards an intriguing new story?

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