An artwork can be seen as a moment in which the present presents itself. It embodies the now by giving it shape, while always questioning its form simultaneously. Through this questioning, the now becomes tangible for a moment, like the way in which one might become aware of stairs only when one of the steps is of a slightly different size.
Luuk Schröder’s work in A Moment of Certitude can be seen as such an off-step. The various works search for a moment of stability through different media, only to withdraw from this stability immediately.
Amongst other works like drawings, text and video, Schröder presents a series of clay sculptures which address the gallery space. Each sculpture asks you to reassess the surrounding space from a different point of view. The sculptures refer to something that doesn’t exist, doesn’t exist yet or might never exist. A Moment of Certitude is about the way the artwork withdraws, always one step ahead of comprehension, but always with an invitation to follow in its footsteps.