The Wheel​

Part of my project A proposal, I suggest.

50x70cm
Public space, 2020

15x20cm
The original analogue photo
First placement in public space, 2017

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 WHEEL [MEMENTO]

The first work I placed in the public spheres. I had an analogue photograph digitalised and resized - roughly the size of a wheel -, printed on brushed aluminium. The piece was gone after three days. 
The locked wheel, missing the rest of the bike, made me wonder about ownership in public space. A wheel also symbolizes the revolution of mankind and how it helped us progress to the life we know today. Taking the remade picture and replacing it in its right position, claiming the space temporarily with this aesthetic suggestion.

The piece was gone within three days.



​(NL) Lees meer over het project:
https://witterook.nu/artikelen/a-proposal-i-suggest/