Destination Unknown

A month long working period in empty residential houses with a group in Tilburg. 

Beholder

Chromed rods, cardboard and photoprints
Destination Unknown, Tilburg, NL
2016

Thingks

Flexible photoprint, found drying frame
Destination Unknown, Tilburg, NL
2016

ABOUT DESTINATION UNKNOWN

Destination Unknown is a project by Emile Hermans, Renan Schulze, Tim Quaedackers & Hester van Tongerlo. They wanted to create an opportunity for young artists to have time to experiment or deepen their work/research, in buildings that aren't being used for whatever reason. In this case, there were three empty houses in Tilburg in which we could work for a month. 

For myself, I wanted to use and approach the space differently from what I had done before. Usually I work with photographic prints, mostly in 2D. It got me thinking about which elements I could experiment with.
The first pictures show experiment Beholder. Before, I had taken a picture of a similar rod - which showed the whole environment reduced to colors and lines, an abstraction in a way of everything in 360 degrees. Now I tried to use actual rods and tried to show this phenomenon in the room, instead of a picture of it. 
The second group of pictures show Thingks. The drying frame was left behind in the garden of the house, fragile and rusted - I had to use it, instead of taking a picture. The picture I combined it with, is skin mixed with an oceanic surface, on silky, bendable paper. The combination felt right, the tension in the contrast of both 'objects'.


 

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