Harm van den Dorpel, from Scrum Kanban, 2015 02.12.2017 – 04.02.2018 | Fotomuseum Winterthur


Inclusion/Exclusion (Scrum Kanban), digital print on whiteboard, magnets, 2015 © Harm van den Dorpel, courtesy Neumeister Bar-Am, Berlin
Harm van den Dorpel, from Scrum Kanban, 2015, SITUATION #109, SITUATIONS/Post Fail, installation view at Fotomuseum Winterthur, 2017 © Philipp Ottendörfer

One of the main focuses in Harm van den Dorpel's artist practice is the deconstruction of visual language systems and the processes around image creation. Drawing on his background as a software developer, the artist created a series of works that speculate on the method of visualisation of the workflow in corporate environments. The rhetoric of organisation and efficiency is visually represented by the widespread use of charts, post-its, whiteboards and to do lists. For Scrum Kanban, van den Dorpel used large whiteboards, covered with custom-made magnets, marker drawings and digital prints. The elements of these compositions, even if presented in a fixed display, can potentially be rearranged every time they are exhibited. Playing with a given set of rules and visual elements, van den Dorpel investigates the possibility to disrupt a language and reveal the rhetoric and stereotypes that it usually conveys.

More by Harm van den Dorpel: harmvandendorpel.com

A cooperation with the Link Art Center.

Kindly supported by Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne.