De Profundis

This two-channel video installation De Profundis (2014) was created together with Maarten Spruyt in commission of the Zeeuws Museum as part of the exhibition In the Dark. The Zeeuws Museum’s collection has recently been enriched by a very special gift: The Calling of St Matthew by Marinus van Reymerswaele (1490 Reimerswaal – 1545 Goes). Although little is known about the painter, he is considered one of the most important artists that Zeeland has produced. The work is in a very poor condition. The five individual planks that make up the work may once have been used as a cabinet. What can a museum do when it receives a work that cannot be returned to its original state? The Zeeuws Museum has asked six contemporary artists to take inspiration from the damaged painting. The new works in In the Dark explore various aspects of the panel. With works of: Zachary Formwalt, Koen Hauser & Maarten Spruyt, Christian Jankowski, Marijn van Kreij, Katja Mater and Maarten Vanden Eynde.