Pum van de Koppel
Keywords: Responsibility, Noise, Community
My experience of being a student at the KABK comprised more movement than definition. Instead of formulating a conclusion to a period of artistic research, I learned to embrace the pivoting potentiality of "no". In these four years, during which the corroded misconduct and mismanagement came to light, "no" brought the community together in speculating about the other side of the equation, about what could be instead of what is. The omnipresent decay reminds me of my household, where mess lives together with care.
The installation is a testament to the poetic imagination of art making. An expression where for comes after.
('for comes after' is coined by Sara Ahmed in the book 'What's the Use?', p.24)
"With his earnest and youthful rebelliousness, Pum converts clumsiness into an irresistible site where empathy, existential reflection, criticism, and self-support resonate and foster a state of being that reflects the current." - Xue Mu