© Videonale e.V.

Der Aufbau des Videoarchivs wurde unterstützt vom


Videonale e.V. Tel. 0228 69 28 18
im Kunstmuseum Bonn archive@videonale.org
Helmut-Kohl-Allee 2  
53113 Bonn  

Jan Adriaans

*1972 in Veghel NED, lebt in Rotterdam NED
Studium an der Kunstacademie St. Joost, Breda NED


Ausstellungen [Auswahl]:


2012 Stage Fright / Galery van Kranendonk, Den Haag NED [S]
        Projectstudio Künstlerhaus Bethaniën, Berlin GER [S]

2011 Building Portraits, Cobra Museum, Amsterdam NED

2010 Garages, TZR Galerie Kai Brückner, Düsseldorf GER [S]
        Art Rotterdam, Van KranendonkCruise Terminal, Rotterdam NED

2009 Lange Voorhout Lange Voorhout, public space, Den Haag NED [S]
        Lush, with Babette Kleijn, Lumen galery, Budapest HUN

2007 Building Portrets, NAi architect institute, Rotterdam NED
        Ultrabright, close to being deaf Hedah, Maastricht NED [S]

2006 From Humble Origin, De Fabriek, Eindhoven NED [S]




Jan Adriaans x

Metamorphic Rock, 2008, 4:30 min., sound, colour [VIDEONALE.12]

What is a metamorphic rock? The transformation of the mineralogical composition of a rock through a change in temperature and pressure is called metamorphism. The parent material is turned into a so-called metamorphic rock. Metamorphic Rock shows the walls of a lobby in an office building. The shots rotate left and right on a split screen, turning 360 degrees in opposite directions. The white, grained marble of the wall surfaces alternates with the matte reflection of a white leather chair on the floor. The different perspectives as well as the surface structures of the walls and objects that have been set in motion create a striking image: they show the materiality with its bizarre forms in practically human poses. As the only person in the video, the doorman meanders around in the entryway of these decadent surroundings, whiling away the time. He seems to melt into the interior décor, becoming one of the furnishings. In his video, Jan Adriaans does not pinpoint a particular place, but allows the camera, with a view to the materiality of one generic building, to circle symbolically around the whole world. In the process, the rotating halves of the images do not simply document the walls, but instead animate the rock in a media metamorphosis.

Maike Volkhard

Jan Adriaans