2017 | video 3:00 min | video repeated 8 x till 24 min total with sound

With her apocalyptic installation, Kruithof emphasizes how a disastrous reality is aestheticized and often shared unthinkingly. A compilation of found Youtube videos of melting ice and collapsing glaciers confronts the viewer with an ongoing catastrophe. At the same time, excessive image consumption may construct over-saturation and eventual indifference; the original clips appear to have been posted mainly for the spectacle. The artist critically queries today’s culture of the spectacle and our digitally mediated relationship to the environment. In the work of Kruithof, the crashing ice comes to symbolize the imbalance between man and nature — and collective moral degradation.



16.09.2020–31.03.2021 Nach uns die Sintflut (After us the deluge) KUNST HAUS WIEN, Vienna
2018–2019 On Earth – Imaging, Technology and the Natural World, Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, France & FOAM, Amsterdam & Les Forges Arles France
15.07.–30.09.2018 SCENE/UNSEEN, Forum Triangulare, Kasteel, Oud-Rekem, The Netherlands
21.06.–02.07.2018 Human NatureFotofestiwal at Art Inkubator, Lodz, Poland 
27.11.2017–28.01.2018 ¡Aguas! Next Level (solo) FOAM Amsterdam