The Hole in Mars – Sérgio Leitão
8 – 10 September | Free entrance
Results of Summer Residency 2023
Opening on Friday September 8
17.00 – 20.00 with artist talk
Sérgio Leitão was working in WEP at their very first Summer Residency. Between July 8 and September 8, he worked in the project space.
HET GAT IN MARS _ THE HOLE IN MARS, a mixed-media installation created by the Portuguese artist Sérgio Leitão during his residence in Groningen this summer.
It departs from the works of Johan Huizinga, Hendrik de Vries, Paul Schuitema and other contextual references related to the city of Groningen, to build a game of correspondences between graphic, sculptural, sonic and videographic elements. Operating through an overlaying of historical avant-garde references and contemporary hybrid formalizations, his work articulates images, sounds and objects in the construction of a singular poetic imaginary. Through a combination of produced and collected elements, directed to a place of intersection between different narratives, HET GAT IN MARS _ THE HOLE IN MARS takes us on a journey somewhere between Huizinga’s ‘Homo Ludens’, de Vries’ ‘Milagrat’ and Schuitema’s ‘De 8 en Opbouw’ and other works, expanding to further references, creating spaces within spaces, places in which the boundaries between reality and fiction dissolve.
September 8, 17.00 – 20.00
September 9 & 10, 13.00 – 17.00
Stichting WEP, Van Leeuwenhoekstraat 44, Groningen.
WEP Summer Residency is organised in collaboration with Biotoop Haren.