"I consider my artistic practice as a ‘practical investigation’ of the translation of impressions, ephemeral phenomena (as well as the observation of those) into - and through - photography. By the (unconventional) use of photographic material, such as the implantation of a photo-slide in a flowerpot, a stroll with a pinhole camera, or the opening of a JPG- file in Microsoft Word, I generate images that question the codes of photography used in its history and contemporaneity. By making use of deconstructive methodologies I reconstruct new images that generate questions on both the process and the content of images.
As John Baldessari once described: “Probably one of the worst things happened to photography is that a camera has a viewfinder.” I love to twist the prescribed use of cameras and apparatus. I do not use media or techniques to draw conclusions. I rather deploy them as a means to clarify the different aspects of phenomena as well as the mental concepts one uses when observing the environment. Through my work I endeavour to demonstrate that there is no such thing as a single ‘true’ reality. Every action, be it consciously or not, can lead to new insights.
During my stay at the Frans Masereel Centre I worked on the piece Reading of my work . Reading of my work consists of a continuous slide-projection of thirty-three 36 mm slides. The projection shows images and words. The words are laser edged in under-lightened positives. Photographs and various objects between glass-slides construct the (photographic) images. The slides of images and words refer to my previous works. Reading of my work displays an overview?of essential – visual, content and process-oriented characteristics in my work. The title Reading of my work points literally to this ‘reading’, for the beholder and myself. The work acts as both criterion and retrospective."
05.09.2016 - 09.09.2016