Three quick questions to Moving Art Initiative F.L.O.A.T from Amsterdam, Netherlands
Moving Art Initiative F.L.O.A.T from Amsterdam (NL) aims to shed light on the underrepresented artist, as part of a quest to share artistic contributions otherwise not available for the broader audience in Europe and beyond. We talked to them about their nomadic existence, questioning comfort zones and their vision for the future.
F.L.O.A.T is an artists’ initiative, in constant movement, presenting each new exhibition from place to place – tell us more about your experiences! F.L.O.A.T's exhibitions always start with a thought, a word, a line, a title, a work of an artist, a work of a non-artist, or an exhibition space. We collect different pieces of art works and ideas, with the purpose of combining them into one flow of pieces – one exhibition – one thought. To realise such a thought fully, each time we find a different, appropriate or inappropriate space, where we construct the idea in physical dimensions. We always confront ourselves with possibilities and impossibilities, with the goal to make exhibitions in empty spaces or spaces run by other art platforms. We believe thoughts can always be adapted to any space and any audience, whether present or absent. Everywhere, there are different policies, drives and limitations that we like, and also dislike, to challenge.
What will you showcase at Supermarket 2017?
A person’s role, in all its complexities, is never certain or stable. Acting and manifesting itself in a particular way, it traces the relationships that individual has with their social and physical environment. Somewhere between the human’s outer and inner conditions, a space of unfamiliarity opens up; a place where we wonder.
At Supermarket, F.L.O.A.T. will show a video installation which questions the comfort zones of bureaucratic environment and gestural procedures. In video works, in seemingly improvised situations, sets of unpredictable movements are rigorously repeated in continuous circles, bringing forward the absurdities and tragicomic aspects of a human slapstick.
Do you have a vision for the future? Where will F.L.O.A.T be in 5 years?
So far, F.L.O.A.T has existed for 2 years and we want to keep open in which form will it develop. As times are changing, F.L.O.A.T is floating with the time.