18 maart 2021
Jeroen Jongeleen stated: “I’ve been creating art from running over the last few years, starting from doing long distance and then ultra long distances runs in straight lines and other shapes, then came to the essential form of a small circle, a simple challenging loop, leaving a temporary trace. A trace by effort. The effort of creating something through a basic gesture and concentration. There is not much room for distraction while running a 12 meter circle for some hours. During the corona-period, with everyone and everything boxed up, I had more time and more empty city at my disposal. However, with the parks being closed or limited access, I sought alternatives, ending up running on abandoned parking lots, building rooftops, and other no-go city sites. As an active citizen, the vandalistic gesture of leaving a mark on the fabric of regulated space, is an invitation to my fellow citizens in the free and unlimited usage of our surroundings.
At the same time on a very practical level, with people sick around me, running allowed me to take care of my health as it forces you to be hyper focused on the basics of breathing and keeping your joints working. As self-invented covid pseudotherapy.”