Catapult Chair 2.0, 2023
Part of: Open studio's Plantage Dok
December 16th, Amsterdam
Installation from approximately 4-5 meters wide, made with found and donated materials earlier this year. For this occasion I reworked the object with decorative dots: Staphorster stipwerk.
Text by Victor EngbersCatapult Chair consists of 2 cinema seats placed directly opposite each other. On one side, a projectile can be fired with a catapult. On the other side is the receiver. A red screen stops the projectile, but not the fright. With the installation Eva explores the idea of cinematic tension. With that, she also reminds us of the origins of cinema, when, at the screening of L'arrivée d'un train à La Ciotat by the Lumière brothers, filmgoers famously ran away from the approaching train on the big screen.