by Ariadna Zierold
The Peristal Singum, which will be shown at the Aus Berlin Festival in Tilburg on the 28th of November, is a larger-than-life installation that allows visitors to walk, climb, and crouch through an artsy wonderland containing over ten different chambers.
The labyrinth was such a huge success in Berlin, the curators were forced to build a bigger version. Even after that, people still had to queue up for over three hours to get lost in the labyrinth.
The artist behind Peristal Singum is the German Tim Henrik Schneider. Painting is what Schneider normally does , but he felt a ‘normal’ exposition at the museum wouldn’t do his latest project any justice.
“Peristal Singum is a metaphor of the human digestive system. Nowadays people don’t take the time to process art. They consume it like junk food instead. Art can be confusing and has the power to alter your assumptions. I want people to discover that feeling in the Peristal. [The] physical experience of art is the only way people will start to self-reflect.”