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From Spring 2022, TAC presents artworks from emerging artists at the High Tech Campus. Our shared goal: to show all people in and around Eindhoven what our region has to offer!
Melanie Maria, winner of the Jan Naaikens Price for Young Talented Artists, is the first to kick off with a new natural art installation, Rebirth, that she will install near the beautiful lake. Visitors and people who work at the campus are invited to visit the artwork during a break or walk across the terrain.
A fallen tree is resting in the landscape of HTC, swaddled like a newborn baby in a blanket of burlap and peacock feathers. Rebirth embraces the perpetual cycle of what we call life, as well as the silent movement of impermanence. The tree was once born, and has now died. But even after its death, the tree transforms. It changes and lives on. Life is infinite.
Artist Melanie Maria is fascinated by the transient. Moments happen, moments pass, materials make a transition through time. Her artwork Rebirth will never be the same when observed. Time and nature transform as the viewer also changes while experiencing the work for one, two, three minutes or three hours.
She tells us; ‘Often I use natural and perishable materials in my art. Previously I have worked with flowers and plants, but also with pure syrup which sank to the ground by gravity and that hardened by time. I am a performance artist and have mainly worked with ‘humans as material’. Humans are the most natural material. Every person is different, just like every situation is. Everything changes with the duration and the moment.’
‘My partner is an arborist and helped with developing this work thinking about the biological assets. Rebirth is the first work where our two professions come together. Looking for a dead tree to work with, we stumbled upon this one at the High Tech Campus itself.’
Melanie Maria was commissioned by TAC to make a new large artwork through her win with her work It still remains (photo below) for the Jan Naaijkens Prijs for Young Talented Dutch artists. TAC proposed the HTC area for Rebirth. Melanie says; ‘The environment of the High Tech campus area inspired me. Their vision on ecology and sustainability, the grounds full of growing live trees.’
About Melanie maria
Melanie Maria (1993, Haarlem) is a performance artist. After she graduated as a dance teacher at the Amsterdam School of the Arts, her interest grew towards visual arts. She studied the subject at ArtEZ University of Arts in Arnhem. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including at the Museo d’Arte Contemporanea in Rome.
In 2020 her installation It still remains was awarded the Jan Naaijkens Prize 2020.
join us at the Opening
Thursday, April 28 | 5:00 pm | Toast with us to the installation of Rebirth and the new collaboration between HTC & TAC. We love to see you there!
The artwork Rebirth is installed next to the Food truck area at the High Tech Campus. You can find the exact location on Google maps via bit.ly/locationRebirth.
Coming by car? This is a map from HTC. The closest parking lot is P4. Walk in the direction of The Strip, spot 1F to find us!