Fieldwork as artistic laboratory; investigations to the Morphology and Phenomenology of the landscape
The artistic research of Ronald Boer concentrates on highlighting the anomalies created through man’s intervention in the landscape. He puts the emphasis in showing his work in a constant state of change and transformation. Therefore his work allows to engage with it's surrounding and enables to respond to it as well as being part of it. Setting up certain conditions, like an artistic laboratory, the work naturally evolves through activation of a particular process. Being amazed by the unexpected phenomena the work reveals it self. Not knowing how, the work can truly exist and give new perspectives.
The emphasis is to show the work in a state of constant change and transformation. Therefore I can allow the work to engage with it's surrounding and enables to respond to it as well as being part of it. Setting up certain conditions, like an artistic laboratory, where through activation of a particular process the work naturally evolves. I can be amazed by the unexpected phenomena the work reveals. Not knowing how, the work can truly exist and give new perspectives.
Trying to unravel hidden layers how certain characteristics do or don't profile themselves noticeable in certain places. Collecting these stored traces, like clues and motives discovering the identity of place. As a result my installations explore the mental and physical identity of space. Key elements are the small things that have the ability to change whole cities, ecosystems, landscapes, our world. The installations respond to the impact of subtle conditions of spaces that are capable of great transformation. The work uses nearly invisible or just a given facts to narrate a new perspective on experiencing our environment.
Unique qualities are found through researching in fields like science, history, culture, ecology to generate a layered vision. As an ongoing project I am interested in the notion of change by means of everyday processes. The coming into existence of the process is different every time and will give the work the unicity and become comparable in a larger scale. End and start are still the same components, only difference is appearance.