Second-year Fine Arts Students
Maastricht is not only a stage for 20 video works from as many different cities around the world. The city’s public space is also a subject in the exhibition. We invited second-year Fine Arts students from the Maastricht Institute of Arts (MIA) to respond to the Street View exhibition’s theme. Their videos reveal their observations of a myriad of readings of public space.
The students’ responses offer the city a novel image of itself. This is an insightful account of how young students interpret public space in 2021 and imbue it with meaning. This educational component also gives a timely impression of the students’ exceptional time at art academy during these unusual circumstances. Alongside the exhibition’s theme, this workshop probes how the wider public views these works.
Selected are: Disrupting Public Space by Kiki and Demi, StreetView by Christina Berg, 1,2,3,4,5 by Jaane Kentrop, Anxiety speaking by Anne van de Steeg and Disturbed by nature by Ruben Wit.
The video works of the students have taken a broad approach to the subject. In a loop of 5 longer and short video works, you will see a battle with the wind, a sumo wrestling suit and an internal battle between who someone is and what that person is like to the outside world. Also, a video shows how city sounds conflict with quiet nature and a video how an intervention on the street can change a square of meaning.
With thanks to Maastricht Institute of Arts, the Students Fine Arts & Paul Devens.