Marc Bijl, Black symbolism, 2004, courtesy: Cosmic Gallery, Paris
Marc Bijl, Burning Peace, 2004, courtesy: Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam
“Collateral Damage” is damage that is unintended or incidental to the intended outcome. This duo-show has the same tension for the artists who come from totally different backgrounds. Silke Koch (1964) is from Leipzig and has a more observing and research based approach towards complex questions about ‘the construction of reality’ in a changing political system where as Marc Bijl (1970, Leerdam, Holland) has a more confrontational and melancholic directness to the same topics…
“Collateral Damage” is at the same time a military term which is often used in a political and social context. This is also the field of intrest of both artists. What is reality in a media-structured society and to what ‘damage’ does that lead coming from different political spectrums?