untitled, for probe

visual art

Probe is an exhibition space, with walls no higher then 1,10m and a surface of 6m2.
At the same time it is a test lab, an artistic Skinner box. Its small and practical dimensions enable artists to create works on scales that are unthinkable in real life. The architecture of the space is flexible and wholly subservient to the exhibition: walls can be extended, doors can be removed, a floor made of glass, mirrors or wood, even the lighting situation can be fully controlled. Albeit a physical space, Probe is only accessible on the internet. The registration of the exhibition is the exhibition itself.

Probe can also be used as an exhibition-making tool. The height, size and sequence of several works can be researched without ever having to drill a hole. Sketches can be used as dummies, scale warps achieved in seconds. Exterior or interior, architecture or sculpture become relative notions.

An intervention for Probe has been conceived by David Weber-Krebs in 2012.


suze may show
website design and realization
charlie berendsen
in collaboration with
suze may show
made possible with the support of
provincie gelderland, the gemeente arnhem, the mondriaan fonds and the stimulerings fonds creatieve industrie

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A collection of visual references for probe


Q&A with David Weber-Krebs

Suze May Sho – How different was it to work in the space of “Probe” compared to other exhibition spaces?

David Weber Krebs – In “Probe” the space and time of the exhibition is not the same as the space and time of the spectator. He is not physically present in the space. He is watching still pictures of the exhibition on his computer screen. This has big consequences on the way I usually deal with the spectator within my work. I am placing him in a specific situation, within a specific timeframe where the frontier between him and the work of art is ever unclear, porous, shifting from immersion to distancing, from fascination to critique. The images that constitute an edition of “Probe” are taken from 9 different spots in the space. As a series, they freeze a moment in time…

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