Art in corona times 13. focus loslaten | ontspannen (let loose focus | relax); Trixie, The Hague

Let loose focus | relax


I don’t know. Maybe it’s the generational divide. I brought my camera to Trixie, in case there would be something to make pictures of. But there wasn’t anything worth photographing without becoming cynical. And i don’t want to become cynical about something i still believe was made with some kind of attention and care. I was offered some camomile tea and i walked around with it, looking at the kitsch hanging on the walls. Then some music started which didn’t make me feel “encouraged to self reflect while visiting the space,” as the invitation stated. Indeed, self reflecting i was thinking, what the heck am i doing here? I had come to a place with things that didn’t interest me, with a bunch of people that were busy amongst themselves, which reminded me of the 1970s. To be short: i felt obsolete and so i left the place.

Maybe you’ll have another and more precious experience than i had if you pay focus loslaten | ontspannen a visit which is still possible Friday and over the weekend. (opened 16.00 – 22.00 hrs; because of Covid-19 measures you have to send them an e-mail to tell when you would like to come; tea and waffles are present)

© Villa Next Door 2020

Contents of all photographs courtesy to all artists and Trixie, Den Haag.

Bertus Pieters


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