Serge Onnen @ Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen, NL


Serge Onnen
The Fear of Small Numbers

This Fall Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen pre­sents the ex­hi­bi­tion The Fear of Small Numbers by Serge Onnen (FR/​NL, 1965). In the fortress Serge Onnen con­structs an al­ter­na­tive economy. Hard num­bers be­come fluid and loose the def­i­nite meaning as we know it. A roulette, a wheel of for­tune, “ro­tor­liefs”, a phenakistis­cope and an LP spin at high speed. A party of Chi­nese shadow pup­pets plays a su­doku-like game and looks with half an eye at On­nen’s an­i­ma­tion movie CLOACINAE (2017)*, which is here shown for the first time. Onnen works with draw­ings and of pre-cinema tech­niques. He was a res­i­dent at the Rijk­sakademie and teaches at the Ri­etveld Academy. Onnen lives al­ter­nately in Brus­sels and Amsterdam.
With sound con­tri­bu­tions by i.a. Harold Austbø, Jaap Blonk, Li Daiguo, Dick el De­masiado, Fred Kien­huis, Jonas Ohlsson, Oor­beek, Yvo Sprey, Mark van Ton­geren and Mar­iana Un­gureanu, Simon Wald-La­sowski. *I.c.w. Sverre Fredriksen.

Photos: Christian van der Kooy
Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen