Balconism denotes an idea or movement created by Constant Dullaart, one of the participating artists. In this exhibition the term Balconism encapsulates the various methods used by the artists to investigate developments in our contemporary visual culture. An important aspect of these methods is treating the image as well as the spectator as a commodity. By selecting, archiving, editing and analyzing existing images artists add eloquence, meaning or (renewed) value to the image. Balconism explores the medium of photography in a digital age and the functions of both public and private imagery. The site-specific presentation existed of several works from the BLACK NOISE (A Trinity Trilogy), a three-part study in which I use nature as a metaphor to visualize certain issues concerning the idea and implications of the atomic bomb.

The title of this triptych refers to the code name for the first nuclear test, which was carried out near the town of Alamogordo in the desert of New Mexico, but it also alludes to the three most important economic powers of that era: the U.S., Japan and the Soviet Union.

And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a torch, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters.

And the name of the star is called Wormwood; and the third part of the waters became Wormwood; and many men died of the waters because they were made bitter.

[Revelations 8:10–11]

With Aram Tanis (curator) (KR), Constant Dullaart (NL), Florian Göttke (DE), Ola Lanko (UKR), Sanne Peper (NL), Anna Bedaux (NL), Thomas Kuijpers (NL), Sharon Houkema (NL) and Manó Dániel Szöllősi (HU)