Mathilde ter Heijne: TRAGEDY


13. April 2002  –  2. June 2002

Featuring artworks by:
Mathilde ter Heijne

The psyche of human beings, the Spannungsbogen* of mutual understanding and not understanding and the question of cultural differences determine the work and thinking of the Dutch artist Mathilde der Heijne (1969).


Her subject is self-sacrifice for one’s own, as for propagated ideals, for love or for one’s own country. Detached and uncompromising, she works to the limits of social and individual behaviour and cultural differences. In this way she examines the concept and expectation of love in different geographical surroundings, the integration attempts in our western latitudes or how far dogmatisms in politics affect individual behaviour.


Ter Heijne links fiction and documentary material to fragile narration. She uses this in order to involve the observer in equally unstable realities. Art in this case offers the necessary everyday distance which enables her to enforce the confrontation.


Curated by Heike Munder

List of works

Mathilde ter Heijne: Small Things End, Great Things Endure

Mathilde ter Heijne

Small Things End, Great Things Endure
Single-channel video projection on 1 rear projection screen (b/w, sound), sound-system with 4 loud speakers and sound control
12:40 min.

Mathilde ter Heijne: Five Times "Hi!"

Mathilde ter Heijne

Five Times "Hi!"
Dummies, rigid foam with latex, hair, clothes, loudspeaker, DVD with Dolby-Surround, CD-Player, pedestal, Bitumen-roofing-cardboard
Grösse variabel

Mathilde ter Heijne: Tragedy

Mathilde ter Heijne

Wood, lacque, synchronized spots
Dimensions variable

Mathilde ter Heijne: For a Better World

Mathilde ter Heijne

For a Better World
Computer, active loudspeakers, projection box made of aluminium, 10 pillows, table, 3 computer mouses
Grösse variabel

Mathilde ter Heijne: Suicide Bomb

Mathilde ter Heijne

Suicide Bomb
Single-channel video projected, CD-player, amplifier, speakers
4:57 min.

Mathilde ter Heijne: Mathilde, Mathilde

Mathilde ter Heijne

Mathilde, Mathilde
Single-channel video projected, CD-player, amplifier, speakers
5 min.

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