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Jonathan Straatman

‘cinematic insight’

Hidden in the folly that Jonathan Straatman designed for UtrechtDownUnder you might feel like a birdwatcher.

In his object of mainly recycled material you are no longer part of the environment. You have become an observer. The streams of cars on the traffic square look like ants. Each one on its way with a goal. Just like in an anthill in which the apparent chaos is a high level of organization in which every creature is part of the big event. By staying in this little building on legs, nature and culture seem interchangeable.

Jonathan Straatman usually makes architectural installations; sculptures with an inside and an outside. A timeless experience between two worlds.

For this work, sound artist Twan Bracco Gartner created a soundscape that guides the visitor through the experience.