Groningen, Netherlands

Winschoterkade 10
9711 EA Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

SIGN (NL) is a lively and experimental art project space for contemporary interdisciplinary art at an international level. SIGN offers young artists a platform for further profiling, development and intensification of their artistry. In addition, new work is initiated in special contexts and necessary reflection is given. There are presentations in SIGN, at other locations and in public space, with a variety of circumstances, perspectives and disciplines. SIGN is funded by the city of Groningen NL and by Mondriaan Foundation See for our activities: SIGN, Winschoterkade 10, 9711 EA Groningen, The Netherlands.

SIGN presents young artists Lily Dollner (UK/IE 2000) & Olivier Arts (NL 1994). Their travel performance A WAY started at 28/2, a challenging foot journey from Groningen (NL) to Stockholm (SE).
Along the way they record and interpret their experiences, the landscapes and the interaction with people & animals. The treadmill they take with them acquires a symbolic meaning and serves as an invitation for social interaction. You can walk along on it. A WAY is also a physical commentary, a reflection on the consumer society. The finish is at Supermarket 2023 on 10 May. Results are presented in SIGN’s booth.
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‘An object can’t be more important than an experience’ Hamish Fulton
‘Taking a treadmill on a hiking trip:1187km, we seek to challenge Fulton’s assertion regarding objects. In our neo-primitive nomadic approach we will embrace our hunter-gatherer survival instincts, as anarcho-primitivism advocates for, but without neglecting or denying our modern technological advantages. We can’t go “back to Monke” but we can move forward to Goblin Mode. Does minimal comfort truly equal maximum satisfaction? Our hypothesis states that minimizing comforts such as varied food, reliable shelter, and relaxation, and emphasizing movement and basic needs in a primal manner, we will achieve a passive contentedness that will rival that of our primitive ancestors; without sacrificing the resources of modern day living’ LD/ OA

food infusion, Photo: Enrica Arbia
Incognito, Photo: Enrica Arbia
Olivier Arts & Lily Dollner, Photo: Enrica Arbia
gear Lily Dollner & Olivier Arts, Photo: Enrica Arbia
treadmill, Photo: Enrica Arbia
A WAY; a project by Olivier Arts & Lily Dollner, Photo: Enrica Arbia