Eight Cubic Meters by Jesse Andriesse

When: 25 May - 6 July 2023

Opening: 25 May at 17.00 hrs

Where: Eight Cubic Meters, Sint Nicolaasstraat, Amsterdam


the streets we walk on, the foundations of our cities 

sidewalks that provide a clear path, a smooth surface 

when we wander the streets and look down to think

the tiles that carry the weight of everyone passing

the tiles that keep our feet stable on our way 

the tiles provide a surface for all wondering minds 

a surface that, when scratched, reveals 

confrontation with heaps of information 

overflowing minds in an already unstable world 

a single truth has become hard to find and meaning evaporates 

there is a search for clarity and an explanation in a complex, globalised world 

people feel unsure and connect dots forming personalized theories 

a general doubt eats at the institutions and foundations 


can we find hope in the plastic lit-up signs in the airport? 

or do we fear where we are headed?

are we united under a circle of twelve stars?


Photos by Rodrigo Munnecom