16. 9. 2022 20:00
Ronald Bal (NL)
ERROR IN DEFOLIATION
The performance plays with the senses which define our reality. What is happening now and which sounds and images are documented? Therefore, it reflects the presence of reality and fiction in today’s society. In order to understand the world around us, we need other people. This work helps us to deepen our own feelings and those of others, by questioning and reconstructing the situations we experience and share together. The work was created during the lockdown in 2021 and is part of a wider series In the Cyber Story, where Ronald investigates new relationships between nature and machine by converting 2D MRI scans (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) into 3D ceramic prints. The result of nature (human and non-human) and technology (machines) alliance, it “creates” an area of virtuality beyond that conventional boundary between an organic body and a digital representation of reality.
Ronald Bal is a Netherlands based visual artist mainly focusing on live art, storytelling, installation and lens-based media. His work deals with distance and proximity in intimate systems and natural events. Inspired by social exchange, cyborg, history and ecology in the field of anthropology, he is currently focusing on the organic body and digital text. Simulating the physical and the virtual by re-animating personal data combined with live events, on the border of theatre and visual art. His work often leads to installations where repetition of images and body movement are combined to support its narrative structure.