A nearby sign reads:
Dutch, born 1965
lives and works in Amsterdam and New York
Huygen’s Helmet, 2009
Materials: Welded metal, pvc pipe, structolite.
HVCCA exhibition ‘Double Dutch’
Support generously given by FONDS BRVB
and the Mondriaan Foundation.
Double Dutch was an exhibition celebrating the Quadricentennial of the Dutch discovery and settlement of the Hudson River, which took place between September 12, 2009 and July 26, 2010 at the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (HVCCA). The exhibition curated by Marc and Livia Straus showcased contemporary Dutch installation art.
“Double Dutch” artists included: Marc Bijl, Martha Colburn, Fendry Ekel, Dylan Graham, Folkert De Jong, Job Koelewijn, Maartje Korstanje, Alon Levin, Erik Van Lieshout, Serge Onnen, Daan Padmos, Karen Sargsyan, Lara Schnitger.
I didn’t notice until I was looking at the pictures on my computer that the ends of the projecting tubes are probably transparent. It might have been interesting to put my head up inside the “Helmet” to take a picture through some of the tubes. Might have produced some interesting results. Maybe I’ll go back and try it.