nicoline timmer

22 Nov 2019 — 18 Jan 2020

mountain, mountain

mountain, mountain is an opera in which each moment is carefully framed within a picture space. Space is of the essence, more so than time, and no moment should dissolve into a story, but timelines can be bent – into a circle, a wave, or into a concise arena for a fight or a dance. Within the fictional universe activated by the opera, scenic devices and special effects take central stage. Characters do populate the different scenes, such as Atuni, Sasia, and Matt – characters able to brace themselves against the meaning of whatever happens to them, magically condemned to form a small crowd, on an isolated island. They know about mountain.

mountain, mountain is a constellation of sculptures, images, implicit sounds, and text. A first staging of the visual motifs was presented in the catalogue for the exhibition ‘Opéra Monde’ in Centre Pompidou-Metz (2019).

Nicoline Timmer, ‘première mise en scène des motifs visuels de l’opéra mountain, mountain’ (#2), 2019, 39 x 51,4 cm, edition of 10
Commande du Centre Pompidou-Metz pour le catalogue Opéra Monde

Nicoline Timmer, ‘let them rise’ (#1), 2019, silk fabric, natural dye pigments (oak galls, ferrous oxide, quercitron), 136 x 112 cm
mountain, mountain 2019

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Timmer, ‘that is not how the ocean works – no’, 2019,  

ceramics, white clay, glazed with copper oxide and cobalt oxide, 40 x 63 x 23 cm
mountain, mountain 2019

Nicoline Timmer, ‘notes on motion (do1a, folio 81r)’, 2019, plaster, pigment, 45 x 96 x 10 cm
Nicoline Timmer, ‘première mise en scène des motifs visuels de l’opéra mountain, mountain’ (#1), 2019, 39 x 51,4 cm, edition of 10
Commande du Centre Pompidou-Metz pour le catalogue Opéra Monde
mountain, mountain 2019
Nicoline Timmer, The Spell of Matter, view andriesse eyck gallery, 2017
Nicoline Timmer, falling of a stone
no. 1 The Backs, Cambridge
no. 2 Valley of the Nobles, Egypt
no. 3 Thingvellir, Iceland
no. 4 Rue de L'Ourcq, Paris


(4x) 44.5 x 36.5 cm
Nicoline Timmer, The Fish are speared in water so I shall surround them with water, 2017, Icelandic wool, South African milkwood, 56 x 152 x 9 cm
Nicoline Timmer
(l)Towards a row of flying bullets, 2017, sculpting wax, graphite, Lebanese cedar, circa. 33,5 x 26,5 x 7 cm
(r) Charging out between the clouds
, 2017, sculpting wax, graphite, Lebanese cedar, circa 46,5 x 37,5 x 7 cm
Nicoline Timmer, Turns, looking and moving, out of and into the picture, #1, 2017
8 mm still, harman (Ilford) direct positive FB Glossy 5x7” 31,5 x 26 cm, edition of 5 + 1 AP


Nicoline Timmer, Turns, looking and moving, out of and into the picture, #2, 2017
8 mm still, harman (Ilford) direct positive FB Glossy 5x7” 31,5 x 26 cm, edition of 5 + 1 AP
Nicoline Timmer, en gras nergens, 2015
low relief carved in stone, white plastic, circa 59 x 25 x 12 cm
Nicoline Timmer, The Spell of Matter, view andriesse eyck gallery, 2017
Nicoline Timmer, Clouds, en pointe, 2017, plaster, rubber, wax, laquer on tulip wood, 38 x 48 x 7,7 cm
Nicoline Timmer, Polyphonic vases, no. 3, 2017, white clay glazed, black clay inlay, circa 47,5 x 36 x 16 cm
Nicoline Timmer, Hill, 2017, carbon op paper, (15x) 32 x 24 cm
Nicoline Timmer, Charles – louis Hanon, the virtuoso- pianist, no.31, Paris, 2017, piano, rain, thunder, editie van 3 + 1 AP
Nicoline Timmer, It gets smaller only if you let it, 2017, silver gelatin, 8 mm film, transferred to digital, edition of 3 + 1 AP
Nicoline Timmer, Small Significant Bits of Scenery, 2016, #1, print on castilene, 80 X 35 cm
Nicoline Timmer, Small Significant Bits of Scenery, 2016, #1, alabaster cylinder, 28 X 23cm, print on castilene, 80 X 35 cm
Nicoline Timmer, To Wonder at a Certain State of Things, 2015, woven pattern (derived from a scrabble in the handwritten manuscipt of Ludwig Wittgenstein's 'Lecture on Ethics', 1929), wool, cotton, wood, 83 X 36 cm
Nicoline Timmer, Polyphonic Vases, 2015, ceramic, sculptural scores, inlaid motives of black clay, ca. 55 X 45 cm
Nicoline Timmer, Four Strings Quartet, 2013, tulip wood, strings, electric wire, oscillator, coils, sound
Nicoline Timmer, Four Strings Quartet, 2013, tulip wood, strings, electric wire, oscillator, coils, sound
Nicoline Timmer, Four Strings Quartet: Prelude, 2013, 16mm (silent) film, converted to video, 2"48 minute
Nicoline Timmer, Composition of Mistakes: Solo Concerto, 2013, cardboard book, 1200 X 16 cm, implicit sound
Nicoline Timmer, Is She Weary or Is She Resting as She Holds a Heavy Object, choir of selfmolded plastic horses, 2013 ca. 20 X 30 X 7 cm, small speakers, sound
Nicoline Timmer, Is She Weary or Is She Resting as She Holds a Heavy Object, 2013, choir of selfmolded plastic horses, ca. 20 X 30 X 7 cm, small speakers, sound
Nicoline Timmer, A Way of Moving an Almost Abstract Entity in which there is No Place for Calm, 2012, performance presented as a serie of twelve 16mm-stills
Nicoline Timmer, A Way of Moving an Almost Abstract Entity in which there is No Place for Calm, 2012, performance presented as a serie of twelve 16mm-stills
Nicoline Timmer, Monster, 2012, dyed, rearranged fabric sample
Nicoline Timmer, Handelingen, 2011, choreography, in the dance language Labanotation