Labyrinth of Memories ENG
Trees are the lungs of our earth. Every day, a football field of trees disappears every second, often for economic reasons.
Bianca Runge feels a deep connection with nature. In her artwork she sketches a fairytale-like and dystopian world, built from luxurious remnants of our society.
Bianca finds it interesting to interact with the public outside the usual ‘white cubes’. The openwork carpets create paths on the ground, a labyrinth that you can walk in. A labyrinth has traditionally been a place for reflection. Each trunk serves as a memorial site; shrine or totem. Some trunks are already overgrown, others have just fallen prey to the saw.
Visitors are invited to share their own memory of nature and leave it in a hole in one of the trunks.
About Bianca Runge
As a child, Bianca surrounded herself with treasures found on the street such as screws, beads and coins. By giving them new meaning and value, she was able to create a safe and unique world for herself in the first block of the Huizen growth center. She is still a collector, but now she scours thrift stores and marketplaces in search of beads, carpets and other redundant luxury items with which she builds her works of art.
Not only does she want to create awareness with her work, she has also set up a platform where companies can offer their sustainable residual material to artists and creative makers. www.restmateriaalvoorkunstenaars.nl