Serie vergissingen nr. 4 Noorwegen/Zweden
Wim Gijzen, 1970, 6'06''

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From memory, Gijzen draws the outlines of Norway and Sweden on a sheet of paper. He places the countries' names within the boundaries, but something seems not entirely correct.

This work is part of Gijzen's quest for the relationship between public space and names. Are names decisive for spaces? Do they define a space? And if so, what happens if you exchange one name for another? With these works, Gijzen also undermines the claim to truthfulness of the TV/video image.

  • Date: 1970
  • Length: 6'06''
  • Type: Video
  • Copyrights: All rights reserved (c) LIMA
  • Genre: conceptual
  • Keywords: perception, representation, space, drawing