Marjan Teeuwen

Verwoest Huis Piet Mondriaanstraat . 2010


+ Marjan Teeuwen

Crammed spaces and spreading piles of objects are the dominant theme in my work. Using various media, bound by a consistency of approach (photography, film, installations and drawings), I explore this theme.
Marjan Teeuwen


Verwoest Huis Piet Mondriaanstraat . 2010

Verwoest Huis . 2008

Verwoest Huis . 2008

Destroyed House Piet Mondriaanstraat (2010-2011) are large-scale architectural interventions in four four-room apartments in a concrete 1960s apartment building in Amsterdam/ Slotervaart, owned by the housing corporation De Alliantie. This installation is the basis for two large autonomous photo pieces and a series of smaller photos.
The installation revolves around radical architectural interventions: large parts of the ceilings, floors and walls have been cut away, creating a view of three floors from a central viewpoint. The balance between construction and destruction, order and chaos, falling and standing has been further disturbed: destruction and chaos are more prominent here. This is also expressed by the use of materials and the way things are arranged – or not arranged. All the materials used are from the building itself; a total of about 50 apartments have been stripped: doors (approx. 400), counters, cupboards, laths, floorboards, doorposts, concrete and bricks. The work is more emphatically inspired by natural disasters and war. The social context becomes more visible.

Destroyed House (2008) was realized in a former dwelling with adjoining ice cream parlour. The project was done in close cooperation with a
contractor; ceilings were partly taken down, walls were put in a sloping position and provided with large viewing holes, floors were broken away.
The fact that the work location did not have the restrictions typical of studios and exhibition spaces (breaking and demolition are usually not allowed) extended my possibilities considerably.
The literal breaking away of parts of floors, walls and ceilings signals a further accentuation of the polarity between destruction and construction. There is a balance between order and chaos, balance and imbalance, aesthetics and anti-aesthetics, refinement and crudeness.


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