In the Side Wings of the Universe – booklet

In the Side Wings of the Universe



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15th century book-illustration scientists


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‘In the Side Wings of the Universe’

‘In de coulissen van het universum’



summary in booklet


16 pages | blue ink on blue paper / 16 pagina’s | blauwe inkt op blauw papier

De Ketelfactory, Schiedam

The Distillation is the Ketelfactory’s request of the artist to provide in-depth background on his or her work.


‘In the Side Wings of the Universe’ is my distillation which took place on 8 November 2009, and has been documented in a little booklet.


In the Side Wings of the Universe concerns my fascination with the renderings and personal visualization of the universe on the basis of various outlooks on life. Usually there is a personal choice between religion or science. Alex de Vries put forward another view in his book Het Pernod Gebouw. It dealt with meanings that exist between himself and others; the content of this day’s program and the statement explaining it are partly based on this.’


Each speaker has written a summary on his or her contribution to the Distillation


Prof. dr. Harm Habing: professor emeritus of astronomy, University of Leiden

Ds. Jessa van der Vaart: clergywoman affiliated with the Vrijzinnig Centrum Vrijburg, Amsterdam

Alex de Vries: author, moderator and curator, Amsterdam

Karin van Pinxteren: artist


This booklet has been made possible by an individual grant from the BKKC, Tilburg.

It has been published as an extra insert in the publication ‘Karin van Pinxteren’ published at The Ketelfactory.

Graphic design: Meike Sloover, Merel Snel

Special thanks to Winnie Teschmacher

To order Dutch and/or English version at De Ketelfactory


Karin van Pinxteren | De Ketelfactory | 2009

Karin van Pinxteren - De Ketelfactory