Anouk van WeerleeArt & Research Breda
Human Trap (De mensenval)
In AKV St Joost there is an enormous iron object with razor-sharp points and a diameter of 1.80 meters. Not a bear trap, but a real functioning human trap that makes no distinction. But designed specifically for humans and waiting for the moment when it can strike. An object in a continuous waiting mode, which (hopefully) never fulfills its sole purpose.
The trap is a translation from the ‘hypocrisy in Dutch hospitality, openness or tolerance’. But at the same time it carries a universal character and is a direct translation of an experience and feeling.
The human trap is a work that dares to speak out. A work that actively involves the audience and perhaps even makes them part of it. It asks what can a work be? But also explores the boundaries of what a graduation work can and may be within the safe walls of a school institution.