Marjolijn Dijkman: In Our Hands


Pärnu mnt 154


Rundum artist-run space presents In Our Hands, an exhibition by Marjolijn Dijkman (Belgium/ France). Dijkman’s work ranges from photographic archives and films to landscape interventions and sculptural works. She brings to Tallinn one of her latest videoworks which is based on research into hand gestures that were developed to influence, heal, predict – or ward off – the future. The final choreography includes a range of gestures from diverse sources – from spiritual to political to military – that have become removed from their original context. The film In Our Hands consists of a motion capture produced animation of two virtual transparent hands. The films is projected on two sides of a free standing screen, whereas from one perspective the hands are directing you as a viewer, and at the other side of the screen, chronologically playing, the hands feel more like an extension of the body of the viewer.


In Our Hands relates to current debates around Artificial Intelligence, its often anthropomorphic imagination and the concept of singularity with a form of super intelligence that we will or won’t keep in control. The installation is accompanied by a sound piece which is a composition made of 18 computer generated binaural tones or brainwaves.


Marjolijn Dijkman (1978) is based in Brussels (BE) and Saint Mihiel (FR). She graduated from the free media department at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam in 2001, finished a post graduate course at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam in 2003, was a researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht in 2006 / 2007 and is a tutor at the Fine Art Department of the MFA AKV St. Joost in Breda / Den Bosch since January 2009. Together with Maarten Vanden Eynde she is the co-founder of Enough Room for Space – an interdependent art organisation initiating experimental research projects and exhibitions.


The exhibition is organized in collaboration with Lokaal01, an artist-run space based in Antwerp, Belgium.

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Marjolijn Dijkman, still from the film In Our Hands (2015)