Exhibition

The Observatorium: Collected Reflections

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Aug 7, 1997
Public Program
The Observatorium: Collected Reflections
Aug 11, 1997–Sep 25, 1997
Exhibition
The Observatorium: Collected Reflections
Exhibition

The Observatorium: Collected Reflections

Ruud Reutelingsperger, Geert Van de Camp, Andre Dekker

The Observatorium: Collected Reflections features archived objects from The Observatorium, a collaboration between Dutch artists Ruud Reutelingsperger, Geert Van de Camp, and Andre Dekker. The Observatorium was a temporary outdoor structure that fused architecture, painting and text works. Built in the summer of 1997 at Snug Harbor Cultural Center in Staten Island, The Observatorium was visited by thirty individuals who spent the night alone in the dwelling; over the course of their stay they left drawings, tapes, photographs and answers to questionnaires. The display of these objects at Art in General allows the general public an understanding of the experience of what the artists refer to as a “dwelling for seclusion” and space for the “observation of the inner self.”