Visual artist Inge Reisberman made a group of video works in ‘De Meelfabriek’ (a former flour mill) in Leiden in the period of September 2013 – March 2015. This spot inspired her to make a video triptych: 3 monumental videos titled ‘Upstream’, ‘Downstream’, and ‘Floorstream’. De Lakenhal Museum acquired this triptich in its collection in 2015. At This Art Fair, ‘Floorstream’ wil be replaced by ‘Shellshock’.
The three short videos play with the concept of time. The perception is intensified, and the actions and events (the damping of the flour, the falling of the water, the rolling of the eggs) are displayed in a powerful and associative way. The accompanying sounds boost the intense experience in a subtle but present way. The videos take the viewer into a state of utter concentration and are enchanting in their simplicity.
Inge Reisberman (Almelo, 1959) finished the AKI academy in Enschede. She lives and works in Leiden. Her work covers the fields of photography, video and video installations and is characterized by a balance between abstraction and figuration. Her installations display a balanced relationship between poetry and the unprocessed, between craftsmanship and imagination; they make the content and surroundings meet in a sensory way. Reisberman’s work is represented in multiple national collections.