(Maastricht / Capucijnengang 12 – intro in situ)
Peter Bogers (The Netherlands, 1956) collected images for Unleashed Content (2011) from the internet by using certain search terms. Bogers gathered a motley collection of associative images by using search engines deliberately as steering mechanisms. A lot of the terms Bogers entered, led to content related to known cultural expressions like singing and dancing, but also unexpected and more or less obscure forms of human expression came up. Two examples of search terms Bogers set loose on YouTube were liquid dance and Arab dance. Bogers selected 36 hits out of every search term which he edited and embedded in his image and sound narrative. The installation will be showed for the first time during BodyTalks. After the opening in Maastricht, the work will continue to grow as Bogers keeps on adding material to the work. Unleashed Content beautifully visualises the urge people have to make their love for, for example dancing, public. Within the abundance of films, Bogers highlights some images for a larger audience. For a moment, the anonymous dancer occupies the spotlight, but is at the same time embedded in a multitude of similar images. The work reveals the beauty as well as the tragedy of a deeply rooted human disunity: the desire to belong and at the same time to distinguish oneself.