Foam Talent 2015: Sjoerd Knibbeler


Sjoerd Knibbeler

The installation Inward Practice focuses on the attempt of an aerobatics pilot to internalise his flight routine. Using his body as an aircraft, his training is directed towards his muscle memory of the various loops, spins and rolls. Without his machine, he flies in his mind to envision every possible detail concerning his routine. His aircraft, tuned to perfection, needs to be mastered, the forces in airspace controlled, and the limitations of his body and mind challenged.

The two-channel video installation is complemented by a drawing of the flight, used to memorise the routine. Similar to dance notations, aerobatics pilots use a shorthand system to sketch their flight patterns and to communicate about their movement through the air. 

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Sjoerd Knibbeler (NL)
°1981, Weert

Sjoerd Knibbeler is a Dutch visual artist, living and working in Amsterdam. In his practice, he combines photography, video and installation. He finds his inspiration in natural phenomena such as wind, air movement and climatological conditions, and subjects such as flying, aeroplanes, aerodynamics and climatology. Sjoerd Knibbeler is a member of the Photography Collective Piece of Cake. He studied at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, and is represented by LhGWR in The Hague.

9 - 21 Feb 2016


Opening 9 Feb 19:30 – 23:00
10 -21 Feb
We - Sa 14:00 – 22:00
Su - Tu 14:00 – 19:00 

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