With its latest series of objects, the Institute for the Wandering Man has created a low-threshold site for contact and reflection. A way to escape briefly from the busy world of NOW! and focus your attention on what is really important. Just like on the climbing frames and slides on which you developed your motor skills as a child, without any sense of time – looking for balance, self-confidence and dexterity in order to be able to deal with various challenges – you do this mentally in the Play Area for Contact and Reflection.
In a globalising world, which appears to be ruled by consumerism, people appear to be wandering, searching for meaning and something to hold onto. We are increasingly being thrown upon our own resources and have to make our own choices. But what if we don't know? Who gives us direction and who takes responsibility? The challenge for the Wandering Man is in finding new forms of connection. With our own identity, the people around us and the environment in which we find ourselves. The objects in the play area facilitate this.
-'t Buurthuis, Stichting Kop, Breda 2009
-De Achtertuin, Fam. Ruim,Rotterdam 2009
-Natuurmuseum Brabant 2009
-Zwoele Zomeravonden in het Kröller Müller 2008
-Neheim, Germany 2008 (Kunstverein Arnsberg)
Models of the machines.
contact: Oscar Prinsen