VICTOR ENGBERSTHE NETHERLANDS
For his installation Homeward Bound (2017) Victor Engbers studied the natural phenomenon of St. Elmo’s fire, a weather phenomenon that occurs mostly at night during storms or thunderstorms. The discharge of opposing electrical fields is seen in the form of small green or blue flames. Though the effect of the inexplicable glowing lights must have been terrifying for sailors, it also was a sign of hope: the lights marked the end of the storm. According to Engbers, we have underestimated the power of hope for too long.
Copyright Janus van den Eijnden
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About Victor Engbers
Engbers divides his time between creating art and writing. He mainly makes iconic sculptures and performance art. With his work he searches for new discoveries and offers new perspectives to look at the world by looking for unknown and invisible boundaries. He collaborates with other artists and collectives such as Eddie the Eagle Museum, Biennale Twente, Into the Great Wide Open festival and Mediamatic Amsterdam a lot.