The work of the 2013-2015 period was about inner transformations and metamorphosis (body and mind), drawing mainly on maturation, matrix and fertility. Printmaking appeared as a particularly appropriate artistic means as it mirrors the process of maturing and bringing something to life through a series of process and steps where matrix and time are key. The more intellectual, conceptual features (information gathering, prose writing, re-creation, ...), generated evolving images. This artistic work can also be related to my background as a social scientist interested in the study of subjectivity and the 'value' of contemporary prints.
My residency was dedicated to the analysis and writing of a research essay about the 'value' of contemporary prints based on field interviews and on a conceptual framework derived from economic sociology. This was accompanied by experimental printmaking activities using the 'same' images with different techniques. (stone lithograpy, digital printing, lasercut, ...) A practical way of questioning prints values.
19.10.2015 - 13.11.2015