Philip Vermeulen – Flap Flap
A stick moves up and down which makes a canvas of gigantic dimensions flutter, like some sort of mating dance.
It starts seductively slow. It floats and it waves. Gradually transforming into an aggressive flapping, it almost rips itself apart. It flaunts and it gasps. The fabric creates stroboscopic, hypnotic patterns as the square structure pulls and releases the canvas from each corner.
Chaotic fluttering contrasts good-tempered waving, while the material is constantly testing its movement capacity in a rhythmic choreography.
Philip Vermeulen is an upcoming artist based in The Hague. He builds immersive, performative installations and provoking experiences that push one’s senses in altered states, dissecting primary phenomena such as light, sound and movement.