In this exhibition Charlotte Mumm, created a sculptural setting that goes further than the boundaries of haptic form and visible perception. Through a co-production with the olfactory artist Frank Bloem, there is a composition of various odors and fugitive fractions of urban scents released over time and in space. These scents are part of a sculpture which is technically developed together with the artist Lefki Mevissen. Fizzing and scented powder is being activated over time through a circular tube mechanism with water from a dehumidifier. This means that this exhibition will never be the same but always in flux.
Also Mumm is showing subtle paintings from the series Phases and Parallels. These paintings offer a way to reflect upon Imaginary Cities in a sort of interspace. The surfaces of these paintings are stretched over a relief-like under-layer. It’s physical and both subtle and tensioned. The paint matter is scanning every pore and mirrors different life forms and parallel existences - linked, in fragile dependency, demarcating territories, in coexistence.
Thinking about Imaginary Cities, the artist was deliberating about the different rhythms and spaces of a city and its inhabitants. Stumbled on and accompanied by the question: Is it possible to create a community where everyone lives according to their own rhythm, and yet respects the individual rhythms of others? by Roland Barthes from his lecture series ‘Comment vivre ensemble’, 1976/77.