past > 2003 > the crystal world
‘the crystal world’
concept: christiaan bastiaans
through a 'leaking' of time, the west african jungle starts to crystallize. trees metamorphose into enormous jewels. crocodiles encased in second glittering skins lurch down the river. pythons with huge blind gemstone eyes rear in heraldic poses. most people flee the area in terror, afraid to face what they cannot understand. but some, dazzled and strangely entranced, remain to drift through this dreamworld forest: a doctor in pursuit of his ex-mistress, an enigmatic jesuit wielding a crystal cross and a tribe of lepers searching for paradise. (j.g.ballard)
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opening: saturday 2 november 2002 from 16:00 to 18:00 hrs
exhibition runs until 15 january 2003