David Bernstein, Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson and Rosa Sijben created an audio companion for GET LOST in which they regard the exhibition from a unique perspective. In recent years, these young artists have developed an amazing style with which they take their audience on a scintillating yet always accessible tour of a world that floats between fact and fiction. All three are writers, storytellers, performers, dancers and above all observers with a keen eye for the things around them, the things that lie at the root of what connects society. In their work they create moments in which art and life cross paths and overlap. Absurdity and humour go hand-in-hand with fantasy and philosophy.
In this alternative Dreamland tour, the artists guide their audience in a quest to see all the GET LOST exhibits. The tour evolves into a musical album in which various tracks relate directly and indirectly to the art works along the route through the Zuidas area. As we wander along the ends of the sidewalk, hearing the associative ideas, the surprising interactive connections and fantastic tales, a passionate love story unfolds involving a woman who lives in the future, a man who flits about in the past and their brief encounter in the departure lounge of the present. The audience is gradually absorbed into the saga, sometimes as listener, sometimes as participant, sometimes as a leading character. A sense of the ‘here and now’ and its intangible connection with ‘back then and hereafter’ becomes increasingly apparent.
Dreamland is available throughout the GET LOST exhibition as a download, or to listen to on the website (www.getlost-artroute.com). Throughout the exhibition various collective audio events are planned in which the artists add an additional dimension to their narrative. The numerically ordered audio tracks loosely correspond to the artworks on the route and can be listened to at one's own pace.
David Bernstein (b. 1988, US) lives and works in Amsterdam and Maastricht. He studied at Pratt Institute Brooklyn NY and Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam. He is currently a resident at Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht.
Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson (b. 1984, Iceland) lives and works in Amsterdam, Reykjavik and Warsaw. He studied at Gerrit Rietveld Academie and Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam.
Rosa Sijben (b. 1988, Netherlands) lives and works in Amsterdam. Sijben studied at Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and the SOMA Institute in Mexico City