‘Another Level’ [Een Ander Level]

soloshow (HuMobisten, 2006)
WDKA Gallery Blaak 10, Rotterdam
February 17th - April 9th 2006

The HuMobisten, an art and design duo from Rotterdam, have been around for more then five years. The HuMobisten (the name is a contraction of ‘humor’ and ‘mind your own business-ism’) are Rufus.K and Gyz La Rivière. They call themselves serious pranksters who make art and design that is mostly about themselves and the absurd world around us.

The HuMobisten don’t say no to any discipline. They have made performances and installations for five years. Film, video, fashion, photography, poetry, music and other audio, workshops and even painting has been a part of their substantial oeuvre. Besides. their work can be seen in the Rotterdam streets in the shape of flyers, posters, t-shirts and in magazines. They also maintain a much visited weblog (www.humobisten.com) in which they report their daily activities and visions to match, since two years. Reason enough to stuff their seemingly jumbled oeuvre into one publication and present it in an exhibition ‘Another Level’ in the Academiegallery BLAAK10 in the Rotterdam Witte de Withstraat.
The Corporate Eye™

The exhibition

The exhibition is additionally a selection of five years HuMobism. In the basement of the gallery all the video art and their first work ‘everyone can Paint’ could be seen. On the first floor, one could see and hear ‘The Corporate Eye™’ (as you can see on the picture above) and ‘Sonic Spocht IV’, the two dimensional ‘09-11-2001’, plus a new piece, ‘google’ (as you can see on the picture under). Furthermore their book ‘Een Dure Grap’ [An Expensive Joke], early HuMobisten years 2000-2005’ was for sale (for 15 euros!) and the HuMobisten presented a new t-shirt AND a new sweater, and a lot more.
photo’s: Frank Hanswijk