Just as the site specific project led visitors around the actual house of 87 Hackford Road via a recorded fictional narrative, for her new film Olde Wolbers has created an incredibly detailed miniature version of the house. She then takes the viewer on a tour of this fictionalised home leading them through much the same fictionalised narrative where her free interpretation of the facts of Van Gogh's stay in London and the subsequent discovery one hundred years later mingles with elements of reality.
Yes, These Eyes Are the Windows is shown alongside work by Giorgio Griffa and the group exhibition Très traits.
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Born in The Netherlands in 1971, Saskia Olde Wolbers lives and works in London. Applying a process of research into oral history, literary works and academic text to her audio installation with Artangel, Olde Wolbers brings into focus two important aspects of her work, the voice over and the composed sound track. Ordinarily known for her video work, she creates fictional narratives linked to real life events, often those that are in the public eye.
Recent solo exhibitions include 'Kinemacolor' at M Museum Leuven, Leuven, Belgium in 2013; Ota Fine Arts in Tokyo and Singapore in 2013; Maureen Paley, London, 2012; 'A Shot in the Dark' at the Secession, Vienna in 2011; the Goetz Collection, Munich in 2010; the Art Gallery of York University in Toronto and the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo in 2008. Recent group exhibitions include' Visceral Sensation', 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan, 2013; 'Trapping Lions in the Scottish Highlands', Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, USA, 2013; 'Open End', Sammlung Goetz at Haus der Kunst in Munich in 2012; 'Monanism', Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania in 2011; 'Automated Cities', San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego in 2009; and 'The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality and the Moving Image', Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, 2008, toured to CaixaForum, Barcelona in 2011.
Olde Wolbers is represented by Maureen Paley London and Galerie Diana Stigter Amsterdam.