Perri MacKenzie  ICEY  16.07.17

Icey veins 

Icey hot 

Icey cold                        Icey glance Icey glass        

Icey hand 

Icey handshake Icey milkshake 

                                Icey road Icey brakes Icey lake

Icey cream Icey whip Icey chain 

Icey chains Icey brain Icey vein                        

Icey eyes Icey cries 

Icey moat Icey boat

The patterned hospital scrub provides an intermediary imaginary between patient/doctor, a momentary or prolonged resting spot for nervous eyes and a distraction from shiny clinical objects. When I was young my dentist’s office and uniforms were Hawaii themed, for instance. In this case we have a vista-web of surfing santas. Surfing on an extended chain wave. It’s a funny design, but once lost in the spinning patchwork of santas you maybe feel a little sick. Multiplying prismatic shirtless santas. Santa, the patron saint of the western consumers’ spending calendar… on holiday. Lost in a net of himselves. A legion of surfing shirtless sunglazzed santas riding a wave around your nurses midsection.  (KG)


ICEY is the inaugural exhibition of Kantine. Kantine will stage temporary exhibitions inside, outside and around the sides of Amsterdam. Each exhibition will be supported by a menu - in which we will make food and drinks in conversation with the exhibiting artist. These will be served alongside the show.

Our first show with Perri takes place at one of the oldest and dearest canteens in Amsterdam, where this space derives its name. Canteens are informal eating spaces or snack bars, usually located at ones place of work. Kantine sees a productive relationship between the work and the appetite and will extend this into our program.


Perri MacKenzie ICEY


Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam