VALERIE VAN LEERSUM

artist based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

LIKE A SHOWER OF SLANTING RAIN

I want to be understood by my country,
but if I fail to be understood -
what then?
I shall pass through my native land
to one side,
like a shower
of slanting rain

Vladimir Mayakovsky

In this work a collection of materials, used in school classes to teach the students why the dutch went the the Dutch Indies, is combined with colored marble plasters.
The colors are based on a Google earth journy to Bandung, Indonesia. 12 pixels out of the landscape the dutch send their messages.

On one hand a journey, with enormous concequences, for others a click on the computer from a desk at home.
Together a landscape of Slanting rain.

Exposed: Francis Boeske Projects, Amsterdam 2015