Maze de Boer
description Mono no Aware for the Pleinmuseum under the authority of the Centraal Museum, Utrecht.

In cooperation with composer Merlijn Twaalfhoven and visual artist Govinda Mens. The object Pleinmuseum is a projection screen that has been designed by René van Engelenburg.

The projection screen is affected by atmospheric influences at several stages in the process. Video beams function as beams of light that cause changes on the surface of the screen. In this continual seemingly organic process a diversity of images is visible, showing characteristic changes taking place in the material. The music accompanies the images imitating sounds of the environment.

Mono no aware is a Japanese term that cannot properly be translated. It is best understood as the tender, slightly melancholic state of mind that originates from the continual change of time.


photo: René van Engelenburg

title Mono no Aware translation Mono no Aware location div. Pleinen in Nederland en België production 2005
projects items FACTORY EDITIONS 1973 PRESS DEPTH OF FIELD #2 TRACE AFTER THE BUZZ PARENTHESIS STILL LIFE FAIR PLAY DEPTH OF FIELD QUINTET FISHING VLIET SOUND-ON-SOUND PLAYED RACK REFLECTION WHO CARES? PORTRAI BUMPER CAR UNDRESSED HET ATELIER WORK IN PROCESS REPLACED THIS SIDE UP OTHER SIDE OPEN ATELIERS 07 VISITORS [DE]CONSTRUCTIE DE BLAUWE TUIN EXPOSED UITVAARTCENTRUM OUTLINE VOORHEEN DE KERK MONO NO AWARE TIJDELIJKE HALTE: POST CS OPGELUCHT GESTEMD CINEMA CITROËNEN OBJECT: PORTIERSHUISJE IT'S MY PARTY WHITE ROOM SWING