Elastic Recurrence

Johan Rijpma | 2 min | Netherlands | 2017


From all directions gravity pulls on the shards of a breaking dinner plate. After stretching out to their outer limits elastic strings help the pieces of the plate to move back towards their initial starting point. However, halfway the pieces slowly come to an indefinite standstill between falling and bouncing back. From this dead centre position a new cycle repeats itself. In this fluctuating process all the pieces collectively develop into a large self-reflecting structure. While at the same time expressing their individual qualities in movement, position and sound through the elastic string connection.

Memory Error
7:30 PM | Monday, October 16, 2017
Spectacle Theater
124 S 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Director | Johan Rijpma

Johan Rijpma (b. 1984) is a visual artist based in Utrecht, The Netherlands. In his work he forms creative collaborations with often simple subjects from his daily surroundings in an experimental and playful way. Within his systematic and analytic procedures, he reflects on the relationship between his own presumed control and the unpredictability of everyday life. Video, animation and photography are primarily the means by which he creates and captures unusual, seemingly simple, but often meticulous, processes. Johan studied Image and Media Technology at the Utrecht School of Arts. His work has received multiple awards and is internationally screened and exhibited.