The Hood

(memento)

Placed a past moment in the present, creating a new past. Part of my project A proposal, I suggest.

50x80cm
Public space, 2020

ABOUT A PROPOSAL, I SUGGEST

 

I was looking through some of my older photographs and found an analogue photo of the wheel. It got me thinking about location, presentation, public, the changing of the meaning of an image within these contexts and the relation between work in public space and the documentation. At the same time questioning time by making this photograph like an object in its surroundings. I decided to create multiple works I will leave behind in a site-specific location in public space. The works have a written message on the back for whoever takes it.


ABOUT THE HOOD [MEMENTO]

The second work I placed in the public spheres. I photoshopped a car hood I found on Marktplaats (for sale) matching the surroundings of the picture of the construction site perfectly. The hood now looks like a sculpture that could have been there, yet is not really. Within the hood you find the reflection of the seller as well as the marked imperfections on the hood itself, creating a different view on functionality, practicality and aesthetics. I placed the photograph on the fence of the construction site, as a suggestion for a different approach to the site. It's still there after two weeks.