DAVID VAN SLOOTEN
Iterations of the Construction Site
With this series of objects David van Slooten shows the aesthetics of the transition on the construction site of outdoor space into interior space. Walls, floors and ceilings shield the outdoor space and thereby construct a new space in which the roughness of the construction site gradually vanishes. Wastelands overgrown with grass change into a place with noise, dust, and orange peels behind portable toilets. The functional colours of tubes, in plastic wrapped pallets and heavy machinery contrast with the natural colours of sand, bricks and the last grass tussock. In the spectacle of the construction site, everyone knows their own proceedings and both human and object function in service of the poetical transition of space. A transition that leads to a space that will stay immutable for many years. The poetics in the act of constructing will be discarded behind stucco, paint and glimmering metal. The traces of the construction will be erased and perpetuation is affirmed.