A REOCCURRING REFLECTION
LOCATION: DOOPSGEZINDE KERK, WIRDUMERDIJK 12
Whatever intervention Jimi makes with his work, the spatial effect is never massive or static. Although in addition to three-dimensional installations, he also makes fixed sculptures. These, above all, give the impression of being weightless, like stars and planets in an infinite universe of plaster, wood, building materials and found objects. At the same time, Jimi’s colourful assemblies unquestionably relate to our own physical presence, because it stands directly in the world and engages with it. Do you go around it, over it or under it? Where does the work and the space around it actually end? The answer lies somewhere between mass and light, banality and grace, atom and universe.
During LUNA 2019 Jimi Kleinbruinink presents a new version of the work Loophole. Previously it has been exhibited in Alkmaar, during the exhibition BEDE-VAART. It is a monumental, sculptural installation, a network of reflecting constructions, that meanders through a bamboo scaffolding, returning to itself in an infinite loop. The work is exhibited at the Doopsgezinde Kerk (Baptist Church), where the architecture of the church is immersed by a play of reflections and shadows from a moving light plan.