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Exhibition

OMP64 / Cabinet project
Inertia

Don’t wat to.
Alright, here we go.

Writing this is embarrassing. A trip to palestine, the West bank; Gaza would be best. It all seemed to fit and be a good plan. The reports on the Israeli attack on Gaza were shocking. The pointlessness of it, the feeling of powerlessness about it, caused a temporary involvement. Not with the people, but with the apathy concerned, the apathy of one’s personal situation. Commitment is an exercise against intertia. 

Art has insprirations as one of the social players and as a medium of research to bring about changes, among others by a method of critical reflection. This aspiration is based on a feeling of involvement, but what is the range of such a critical attitude?

Visual artists Jack Segbars navigates in his visits to palestine between involvement and scepsis. The questions this raises are: what are the possibilities of artistic commitment? And in a general sense: how does the aesthetic relate to reality? 

Text and idea: Jack Segbars
Text editing: Carinda Strangio
Translation: Willem Groenewegen
Photography: Jack Segbars
Graphic design: Remco van Bladel i.c.w. Lisa Thissen
Printing: Lecturis

This project was made possible by contributions from the Centre for Visual Arts Rotterdam and the Mondriaan Fund

Special thanks to Nisreen Hammad, Khaled Hourani, Charles Esche and Riwaq 


Publication

Inertia by Jack Segbars (temporarily on discount!)
OMP64

Jack SegbarsPrice: € 10,00    

ISBN : 978-90-78454-94-6

Softcover, black/white

210 pages

Bilingual: Dutch and English

 

Text and idea: Jack Segbars
Text editing: Carinda Strangio
Translation: Willem Groenewegen
Photography: Jack Segbars
Graphic design: Remco van Bladel i.c.w. Lisa Thissen
Printing: Lecturis

This project was made possible by contributions from the Centre for Visual Arts Rotterdam and the Mondriaan Fund

 

Special thanks to Nisreen Hammad, Khaled Hourani, Charles Esche and Riwaq 

 








© Onomatopee 2011
Exhibition overview of the Inertia work as part of the Onomatopee Research Project Global Villaging. Photography by Studio Clack
Exhibition overview of the Inertia work as part of the Onomatopee Research Project Global Villaging. Photography by Studio Clack