- In Short
- Installation art
a graveyard of worn out ideologies
Matthijs Hannink has a background in Gothic music, a scene well known for its appropriation and excessive use of symbols. The artist translates this visual language to his sculptural practice, casting iconic symbols in concrete. The Facebook logo, the hammer and sickle, a star-shaped polygon and multiple less recognizable forms are stacked in the style of gravestones, over which a newsfeed is projected showing fragments of news reports from various sources such as CNN. The symbols Hannink presents to us are sometimes so familiar that we no longer recognize their broader meanings. The stacks seem to suggest that all icons will eventually lose their power to generate new meanings, ending up in a graveyard of worn out ideologies.