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Quelle Fête, Rotganzen

great disco balls on fire...

Quelle Fête, Rotganzen

The glitter balls here seem to suggest the party is over in a big way, that glamour is a transient thing, that the sweet bird of youth, once flown, ne’er returns – or maybe they just had a huge hangover at the time of construction...

You know what they say – if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the disco. Or something like that. Anyway, the melted Quelle Fête installations (Quelle Fête I a commission for a cultural café in a former vodka distillery, and Quelle Fête II at Rotterdam exhibition space Dek 22), by Dutch artist collective Rotganzen, certainly suggest a disco inferno swept through the Art Rotterdam event at which they were exhibited.

Rotganzen, comprised of Robin Stam, Joeri Horstink and Mark van Wijk, often use iconic objects to project their emotions, and the glitter balls here seem to suggest the party is over in a big way, that glamour is a transient thing, that the sweet bird of youth, once flown, ne’er returns – or maybe they just had a huge hangover at the time of construction.

The unpredictable nature of the deflated globes cause the light to catch the mirrored segments in an unusual, and as they’d probably have said in the days of disco: groovy, fashion. All they need is a bicycle pump and they’d be as good as new…

Quelle Fête, Rotganzen
Quelle Fête, Rotganzen
Quelle Fête, Rotganzen
Quelle Fête, Rotganzen
Quelle Fête, Rotganzen
Quelle Fête, Rotganzen
Quelle Fête, Rotganzen
Quelle Fête, Rotganzen

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