1 Nov - 1 Dec 2019
1646 is delighted to present the work by Bernice Nauta (b. 1991, lives and works in The Hague). Her exhibition Hello Echo is an exploration of authenticity, repetition and plurality within herself. What does duplication do to an authentic act, word, or feeling? The infatuated Echo was cursed to never reply for herself, only able to repeat the words last spoken to her.
“This way! We must come together.’
Echo with rapturous joy responds, ‘We must come
To prove her words, she burst in excitement out of the
arms outstretched to fling them around the shoulders she yearned for.
Shrinking in horror, he yelled, ‘Hands off! May I die before you enjoy my body.’
Her only reply was ‘… enjoy my body.’”
Rejected, her repetition of Narcissus’ disgust was her purest declaration of love. With Hello Echo, Nauta greets the cursed nymph.
For Hello Echo, Nauta incorporates works by Maja Klaassens, Michael Liefinger, and Bas de Boer