A work by Simon Niks & Vanina Tsvetkova

About revealing traces of time.

On invitation by SIGN, Groningen, Simon Niks stayed as an artist-in-residency in Pension Almonde. The former livingroom of Almondestraat 221 was ‘scanned‘ by sanding the walls, ceiling, doors - in an attempt to extract a thin layer of traces left by the previous residents.

After the dust settled, he collaborated with Tsvetkova and developed this further into an installation where the dust is forming a fragile layer on the floor. A walk-way was constructed from doors and scrap-material, to lead the visitor around the room.

During the 'Not For Profit Art Party' in the Almondestraat, visitors would also leave their trace. Gradually, the dust became a medium for visitors to leave their mark.