Het HEM is a home for contemporary culture, situated in a former munitions factory on the Hembrug site in Zaandam.
What is important now is to recover our sensesSusan Sontag
For Het HEM, Smeets developed a site-specific installation in which felt, knitted structures and leaf catchers seem to grow like an own entity against the walls.
The works of Tanja Smeets (1963, the Netherlands) give an impression of organic growth processes in which she uses different materials and techniques to create lush sculptures. The installations often seem to be frozen in time, in a phase between flowing and dripping, growing and budding. Like parasites, they lay a poetic layer of organic forms over the hard surface.