Studio Cheered


Tjeerd Posthuma

materials: downspout, tubes, cables

Studio Cheered Beeld Tjeerd Posthuma
Studio CheeredBeeld Tjeerd Posthuma

Two tubes crawl up from the ground like worms on a rainy day or like snakes around a tree. A reference is made to Adam and Eve. The colour red traditionally signifies ‘lust’ and ‘war’, whereas blue is associated with ‘innocence’.

The blue tube seems resistant to the red one, yet bows down to her a little. Their exteriors are not touching, but there is a clear connection through the cable, as if in conversation. In more recent history the colour blue has gained connotations of ‘sadness’ and of ‘being alone’. I think of ‘being blue’ as punishment for the modern sin that seduces so many of us: innocence. And look at it here: are ‘sin’ and ‘virtue’ really that different? I don’t think so. The question is: which one will seduce you?