Master Humphrey's Clock

Master Humphrey's Clock

Leidsche Rijn, Utrecht

Final project of the participants Curatorial Programme 07/08.

Opening: May 11, 3 pm

In The Stanley Brouwn Building, Leidsche Rijn, Utrecht

“Master Humphrey’s Clock”, explores the many intersections between circulation and storytelling. The title of the project has been borrowed from the English ‘realist’ writer Charles Dickens’ periodical (1840-41), once intended to present a variety of stories through the narrative of one character: the elderly Master Humphrey, and his treasure of manuscripts. Part of this serial publication was later transformed into a novel called “The Old Curiosity Shop” (1841). The participants of the Curatorial Programme 07/08 found a copy of the story of Master Humphrey on a bookshelf in a second hand shop in Leidsche Rijn, a new suburban development outside of Utrecht. The logics of the second hand shop, along with ideas of circulation of information, memory and collective memory and storytelling, inform their final project “Master Humphrey’s Clock”, which will take place at a number of sites in May 2008. The central exhibition will be held in a building designed by Dutch conceptual artist Stanley Brouwn and architect Bertus Mulder in Leidsche Rijn.

For more information see: www.masterhumphreysclock.nl

Stanley Brouwn – door: reguliersgracht 27 / amsterdam / 2088 mm x 1111 mm, 1989

collection (unintended), 1989

Sandy Plotnikoff – postcards Master Humphrey's clock

collection (unintended), 2008