[some thoughts about the installation ‘Chapel of Sheep Wool’ in the Central Hall of Endemol Shine Group-Amsterdam]

Magritte said it like this: Cesi n’est pas une pipe
et voila: ma chapelle n’est pas une chapelle

but,
of course ‘ma chapelle’ is all about religion
if you explain the word ‘religion’ with the meaning ‘to connect’.
But to what?
To whom?

In this case very simple: to an empty place, surrounded by sheep wool.

I think it’s quite brave
to step out of [your] daily rhythm
into a knitted chapel inda midst of a busy office
To ‘freeze’ your important time for just a short ’empty’ moment.

Yes,
take some time off.
Make a funny move in all this speed
in order to follow your dream.

Step inside her.
All she maybe asks of you is ‘stop thinking & start breathing’.
All she asks is to connect with her, for just a short time

she tries to seduce you
“be with me”

this is my idea of religion
to connect with ‘The Other’
we have no idea what will happen next

I like that Open Space

What ever happens over there is happening in your own mind
she is nothing but knitted sheep wool in the shape of a chapel
you are confronted with the content of your heart, mind & soul
don’t blame her if you don’t like what you see in there

so
maybe
in the end
this soft&gentle looking chapel is not so friendly after all
she is a fierce lady
confronting you
with the quality of your own state of being

in that way she’s quite a bitch
maybe that’s why talking about her
is much more easier and safe
than going in her

so of you go
go

step into the loving arms of sheep wool

find out what’s happening inside