Serge Onnen (The Netherlands)
The oppressive installations of Serge Onnen join drawings and animations in spatial works of art.
For Encounters, Onnen created a long corridor crossing various rooms. The corridor is filled with drawings of human figures. It is unclear whether these figures are trying to disperse, or whether they are trying to concentrate. Short animations of bodies turning themselves inside out are integrated into the corridor; a seemingly liberating act which becomes claustrophobic in nature through its repetitive character.