Kok&Deiman

Demarcation;
A Description by R. Brothers
2011 - 2013

The performance and installation Demarcation; A Description by R. Brothers is centered around a wooden board which is divided into small sections of equal size. During the performance, a variety of colored wooden pieces is placed on and around the board. The actions of the performers, who place and move the pieces on the board, create unexpected mechanical sounds. This way a composition of colors, lines and sound is obtained. After the performance, the board and its environment are left as a static installation.

The origin of the wooden game board derives from a copper engraving of a city plan. This plan was designed by religious maniac Richard Brothers to illustrate his radical visions for his book A Description of Jerusalem (1801). Fragments of his remarkable biography can be found in various media (i.e. wall text, video) throughout the installation.

Demarcation; A Description by R. Brothers / 2012
Installation view, Several Yards Apart But Close Enough For Easy Communication By Voice, NP3, Groningen

 

 

The Board, Demarcation; A Description By R. Brothers / 2012
Wood, acrylic

 

Trays, Demarcation; A Description By R. Brothers / 2012
Wood, acrylic

 

Aardvark/ 2012
Rented stuffed aardvark, bandage tape, aluminium foil

 

Score System, Demarcation; A Description By R. Brothers / 2012
Wood, acrylic, electronics

 

The Highlights / 2012
Full HD video, 2 min 20 sec

 

USB Sticks, Demarcation; A Description By R. Brothers / 2013
USB Stick containing the full HD video 'The Highlights' (2min20sec)
Polyurethane, USB Stick, USB Cable, Acrylic Paint, PVC, Cotton Tape on Wood
H110cm
Edition of 20 (+10AP), Signed and Numbered,

 

USB Sticks (detail), Demarcation; A Description By R. Brothers / 2013

USB Stick containing the full HD video 'The Highlights' (2min20sec)
Polyurethane, USB Stick, USB Cable, Acrylic Paint, PVC, Cotton Tape on Wood
H110cm
Edition of 20 (+10AP), Signed and Numbered

 

Anthology, Demarcation; A Description By R. Brothers / 2012
C-print, MDF, wood, glass

 

Anthology (detail) / 2012
C-print

 

Patches, Demarcation; A Description By R. Brothers / 2012
Embroidered patch

 

Uniforms / 2012
Embroidered patch, polo shirt, trousers, sneakers, socks, engraved hanger

 

Uniforms / 2012
Polo shirt, engraved hanger

 

Uniforms, Demarcation; A Description By R. Brothers / 2012
Embroidered patch, polo shirt, trousers, sneakers, socks, wooden bench

 

 

 

Umpire Chair, Demarcation; A Description By R. Brothers / 2012
Wood, paint

 

Tools, Demarcation; A Description By R. Brothers / 2012
Mixed media

 

Flags, Demarcation; A Description By R. Brothers / 2012
Repainted found artwork

 

Silhouette, Demarcation; A Description By R. Brothers / 2012
Black acrylic

 


Demarcation; A Description By R. Brothers / 2012
Performance at NP3, Groningen

 

Demarcation; A Description By R. Brothers / 2011
Installation view at Galerie Fortlaan17, Gent

 

Copper Plates / 2009

 

Postcards / 2011