Fitter, Happier, More Productive , 2015
From January 30 until March 8, Koel310 in Alkmaar organized a group exhibition with artists that lived during the 60s. I was also invited and joined with a new work titled “Traces”.
It consists of a number of photo-frames, with a vintage photo between two glass plates, hanging free from the ceiling so that both front and back can be seen.
The photo is cut and shows only traces of what once was. I bought these photo’s on various antique fairs and wondered how it could be that people left these “memories” , that these memories were no longer valuable to them. With this work I tried to restore these private memories into public traces of a common past. I hope that these images invoke a new sense of longing and belonging.