PRESENTED BY ROYAL ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS :

The first theme, Theatre: Structure & Performance, tells us more about Justine’s idea to work with different scenes from a play and create a stage where figures can perform and dance. For this, she uses theories from fictional stories that she considers as truth and applies them in her work.

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Description

By playing with a non-physical world Justine feels like she can question the role of a performer and the meaning of his performance. This means that creatures living in this particular world can be drawn, written down, or become a piece of sound. These non-physical creatures or monsters suggest figurative work. They do not exist in the real world but in words, memories, and stories, they are present. The actors can be home-made creatures, human beings, or non-existent vitalities. What they are or what they represent is changeable, and we could question their existence. The second theme is about the relationship between object and sound. This have been one of Justine’s main concerns in the last years. For her, they can be compared to an archaeological sound archive. Her way of working with sound is an experimental and spontaneous process. She tries to combine the sound of handcrafted objects with the sound of electronic devices such as a synthesizer and this by implementing the device in a sculpture. It’s essential for Justine to see how the elements work together and how they function as an arrangement. The last theme is about symbols as a form of language where Justine is researching the background and meaning of different symbols. She compares them with scores and tries to read them like this.

Title and meaning: ABRACADABRA

This charm was used throughout the Middle Ages. ‘One only had to write it down in triangular pattern and wear it round one’s neck as a sort of phylactery or charm to be protected from various diseases and to be cured forever.’
Reference: The Dictionary of Symbols, Jean Chevalier & Alain Gheerbrant,1969
This piece refers to an ancient form of witchcraft and sorcery with present-time esthetics. The pot also has it’s role in a scenography, where he communicates with other props andcharacters. The ashes are left inside of him, this refers to the action the action, shown in the picture.