Project in process
Current project, in progress (2020 – 2021)
In my archive I come across images of people and places I will probably never see myself. I wonder, is it even necessary to produce new images? What role does an archive play nowadays and can a collection like this change our view? I combine the found images to construct new spaces and landscapes. As an expression of the ultimate desire for new views.
As my studio is now filling with archival boxes, prints and sculptures, I have started working with the physical archive itself as an object. Using my studio space as a canvas to build and document installations and sculptures.
The outbreak of Covid-19 influenced this project a lot. Lockdowns and isolation became a part of daily life. In a time in which there is an overload of information, I feel the need to counterbalance. An ode to withdrawal, the inner world. Taking the time to look at the outside world from a distance.
The studio became the most important place to escape to. I have been restricting myself to this confined space, working repeatedly on installations and combinations of available materials. I wonder if I can reflect on what’s happening outside with the use of my archive and collections. If I surrender to the feeling of wanting to withdraw myself, which role can this archive play? And how can a studio space enhance this process? The relationship between the inside and the outside.