- Pro or Anti
With Pro or Anti Lennarts & De Bruijn express their growing concern (in hopes of other's shared POV) that a nuanced opinion seems to get lost in polarized discussions of current events like the elections, the refugee crisis, terrorist attacks, but also in the (justified) discussion about the Dutch cultural heritage of 'Black Pete'.
At Stroom, SL&DB present a wall filled with "ultimate choices" that are devoid of context. When you open a (digital) newspaper these days, or when you scroll through your Facebook timeline, it seems like ultimate choices are the only thing left that grab the attention or generate clicks. You either vote Yes or No. You are either Left wing or you are Right wing. You are either Pro or Anti. By inviting the audience to make up their own mind, without any context, the artists tend to create a certain awareness and try to achieve a result without any meaning or context.
Stroom OpZicht is a presentation space in the lobby of Stroom Den Haag for newly registered artists from The Hague. The wall unit functions as a stand, or platform, in which an artist can share their work, passion or interest with the audience. Each presentation runs for approximately 7 weeks.