zaterdag 4 december 2010

Traces of Activity

- pièce DE résistance -
(the absence of presence 1996)
Easy Art show Laakkamer The Hague 2010 
When the real is no longer what it used to be, nostalgia assumes its full meaning. 
There is a proliferation of myths of origin and signs of reality; of second hand truth, 

 objectivity and authenticity.Jean Baudrillard, Simulations.
in progress Principles of my work in recent decades mainly consist of the use of photographic and cinematographic media. In most cases in the form of installations consisting of an intersection of old and new equipment and modern technology, such as (remote machine) "Beyond Focus" 2009 and “The Traveling Eye "(1995-2010) Based on the above mentioned context, I started to explore and work on a new time-consuming project entitled 'Nièpce's Room' The starting point is the experiment by Nièpce with sensitized  asphalt in 1826. Nièpces first successful photographic experiment, permanently capturing a picture of reality.  Installation; a dim lighted space / 2 photo-cabinets / (camera obscura principle) and the predominant smell of Judea asphalt and lavender oil.

Nièpce's Room / proof 1 + 2 / asphaltum on aluminium 13x18cm.
Nièpce's Room / proof 3 
I can't stop digging /  proof 4
Nièpce's Room / proof 5  / 22-12-2010
Nièpce's Room / proof 6 asphalum on canvas 24x30cm. 
Nièpce's Room / proof 7 asphaltum on canvas12.5x18cm. 

Nièpce's Room /proof with the most convienient lightbulb -The Sun- 8 -04-2011

Altijd Bewegen GEMAK Paviljoensgracht 20 The Hague 1th. till 11th. of october 2009
A short running time exhibition focused on the departure of the director Ingrid Rollema and the presentation of here follower director Marie Jeanne de Rooij. Completely in the tradition of the Vrije Academie the curators, Rollema en De Rooij, have made an exhibition in which much ground of common between art, politic and society are the central issue .Atelier Van Lieshout, Christiaan Bastiaans, Livinus van de Bundt, Constant, Witte van Hulzen/Sander Broere, Joris Ivens, Jeong Yoon Ahn, William Kentridge, Axel & Helena van der Kraan, Barney de Krijger, ligteringen/derooij, Daniel Lisboa, Bruce Nauman (ov), Caterina Pecchioli, Ingrid Rollema, Hugo Schuitemaker, Zhou Xiao Hu, Frans Zwartjes.

The work with the polygon slide projection is slowly taking shape and the first tests were successful.Application: two carousel slide projectors, placed directly in front of each lens a motor rotated polygon.The projected images are in a constant back and forth rotation projected into the space in which they at the limit of 180 ˚ merge and transform.Some principles that fascinate me are the invisible retouching that arises from the points of the polygon slide projection(The visual organization - Willem Jan Otten - The Museum of Light) In short, form and content are still under construction. I'll keep you informed.                                                                                                                     

frame-to-frame 2010

The Traveling Eye 1995-2010 

ir photography negative format 30.5x48cm NorfolkLine Scheveningen NL

xray gallery 4887h Lubon Poland 2008

Shuttertime 2008