PRO OR ANTI
With Pro or Anti Lennarts & de Bruijn express their growing irritation (one they hope is shared by many others) about the fact that a nuanced opinion seems to get lost in the discussion of current topics like the elections, the refugee crisis, terrorist attacks and the discussion about 'Black Pete'. At Stroom they present a wall filled with "ultimate choices" that are entirely devoid of context. When you open a (digital) newspaper these days or when you scroll through your Facebook timeline it seems like this is the only thing left or at least the only thing that gets attention. You either vote Yes or No. You are either Left wing or you are Right wing. You are either Pro or Anti. In letting the audience make up his or her own mind without any context the artists intend to create a certain awareness and to achieve a result entirely devoid of any meaning or context.
Stroom OpZicht is a presentation space in the lobby of Stroom Den Haag for newly registered artists from The Hague. The wall unit functions as a stand or platform where the artist can share his or her work, passion or interest with the audience. Each presentation runs for approximately 7 weeks.