click here to see edition 13 on projectprobe.net.
Probe is an exhibition space, with walls no higher then 1,10m and a surface of 6m2. It’s a test lab, an artistic skinner box. Its small and practical dimensions enables artists, to create works on scale, 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.
Probe’s flexible dimensions proposes questions, as to the nature of space, seeing for example, that Probe can be wholly absorbed by the installation it contains. Exterior or interior, architecture or sculpture become relative notions. 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.
Probe received a two year funding by the Province of Gelderland and Overijssel (productiefonds Oost Nederland) in 2011.
During the period 2008-2010 Probe was financially supported by Gemeente Arnhem, The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture.
Probe is initiated by Suze May Sho who started the project in 2008.