The gallery in a lockdown, an open space closed, transposed, in a place somewhere inbetween: Terrain Vague.



The textures & pieces one can find in this still environment are the remains of an underlying process & object. Surfaces that were hidden, under a layer of dust, behind text code or behind a façade, were uncovered and exhibited. The above becomes about the below. The process of transfer from the front to what is behind makes the origin more vague. The leftovers conserve their authentic past, as the traces of the exterior, but at the same time estrange from the original terrain and subsist in another setting and context. 



Installation with:

Rainer Stadlbauer (steelworks)

Andreas Perkmann Berger (framed print) 


 my work in the centre and left

on the tile floor: 


latex imprints   

Mould carpeting  




Installed on the rests and remains of the Notgalerie in Seestadt (Vienna), 

build up in an alternative gallery space. Due to Covid-19 we could not travel to Prague.



A projection of the photo presents the absent works in Prague (see documentation below).



Maaijke Middelbeek, Terrain Vague, Galerie SPZ, Kunstraum Super

Photo: Tomáš Souček        

Alternative Installation - Galerie SPZ Prague



Due to a lockdown in Prague we could not build up the exhibition as planned.

We presented a photo of our installation as a projection

accompanied by smaller works exhibited in the gallery.


(left Andreas Perkmann Berger, center Rainer Stadlbauer and on the right my latex imprints)



the interstitial space 

between the

carpet and the floor

Maaijke Middelbeek, Terrain Vague, Latex Imprint, Galerie SPZ


    Photos left & right: Tomáš Souček 



work left & above right:  Molting 

work under (right): Coating


latex, ink & graphite powder





About my works:


Mould moulding

I lifted the corner of an old blue

rug and looked underneath. On the

other side I discovered a hull, a 

living layer, covering and tracing 

the below of the rug, as the tiles

on the floor beneath.



Mould carpeting

detail from the latex imprint

on the ground (see photo above)


imprint with latex, ink & graphite powder 



Maaijke Middelbeek, Terrain Vague, Galerie SPZ, Latex Imprint


Detail of the foot of the hanging imprint

latex, ink & graphite powder






Imprint that is hanging in the installation, here from closer by, on the floor

imprint with latex, ink & graphite powder