“Implosion, Essence of a Memory” // SKOUNT
VT friend and street artist SKOUNT has been quite busy these past weeks working on this incredible installation for Museumnacht at the Amsterdam History Museum. Entitled Implosion, Essence of a Memory, the piece was done in collaboration with The Visual Brothers, who helped SKOUNT prepare the structure of the installation.
Implosion, Essence of a Memory is part of the outdoor exhibition AmsterdamDNA: Streetart, curated by Streetart.nl.
This installation represents a break into subjective memories, which may or may be, some of the characteristics that determine the nature of an “entity”, on constantly nutrition. For this SKOUNT as inspiration, uses symbols and artworks of Dutch artists who are part of the collective memory, and reinterprets through a kaleidoscopic vision in fragments, to reflect the essence of this “entity “multiple variables such as the receiver and generator.
Symbol of a meditative state and imaginary generated by the different stages and transitions.
Norns, iconified as three Plague doctors representing the large suffered tragedies 3: The fire, flood and plague. And despite this the destiny continues.
Inspired by “The Starry Night” by Van Gogh and what this work represents.
Night image like delirium and inspiration.
4. The Anonymous Traveler
Inspired by “The Peddler” by Hieronymus Bosch, In this case Skount reinterpreted here as a anonymous traveler as a symbol of a person who travels somewhere, leaving part of his essence in the place that he visits, and for a period of time draws part of that place, for it there are parts of the painting appearing only outlined as a symbol of constant change.
5. Delicate Passion
Piece inspired by the artwork of Rembrandt, “The Jewish Bride”. Skount only focuses on the position of the hands as a symbol of love, passion, understanding and protection of an anonymous form that determines the significance of a relationship.
6. Color Vision
Inspired by the drawing of the “Eye” of MC Escher, where in the pupil can appreciate the Death. Skount collects and decontextualizes the image illustrating a flower in the pupil as a symbol of flowering at the experience.
7. Knowledge / Nutrition
Inspired by a possible personal idea about the painting “The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp” by Rembrandt. To Skount this artwork shows that all of what was by then the movement in the world of knowledge, learning and wisdom. So in this reinterpretation the caretakers are illustrated faceless and instead shows what provides the study. Only the corpse appears with face and eviscerated heart as a symbol of loss and death over the unknown.