Read Me #1
On this page you can read my so called 'artist statement'
A big part of making art is collecting material which match your collection ideas and ambitions.
Another big part of making art is rewriting your artist statement.
I do this often. Hoping I would come closer each time to a certain 'truth'.
Ever since a certain moment in which my life stood suddenly upside down I have wondered how long it would take to stand right up again.
I made several attempts to get more understanding of how our sense of time works. My personal research became an art project. In which I tried to make the weight of a certain moment visible. Several marbles represented certain events in my life while tracking each other down on the Marble Race Track.
I thought once I made it visible I could measure it. An idea or a feeling is without shape or a distance not measurable. By putting it in a certain perspective, I hoped I would find comfort. Well, at least it gave me some perspective; most things in life are just like peeing, nobody can do it for you.
Now I realize that maybe I should first learn about the invention of time. How does time actually work? How to count a second? And that's how my artistic research was brought into the new light and was re-named: 'A Study On Wasting Time'
A collection of several ideas on how to measure time and how to spend it including the 'Big Installation Of Wasting Time' which basically is half a sand clock of which the sand gets lost.
The way we want to effect time has an effect on us, I suppose. We are chasing down our chances, our happiness and our luck. Can we only live in the moment if we forget about the consequences for the next day? How often do I blink? How many heartbeats have I left? We have to deal with the fact that everything is a temporary installation. Even us. But through my art project I realize we all pee together.
Winning the second prize is an achievement and a disappointment at the same time. Welcome to the world, this is how it works. Sometimes you are lucky. Sometimes you always have bad luck.
My work is about sometimes, always and never. Relative concepts that we often use very easily, while nobody completely understands what it really means. How often is sometimes, how long does always last and how can you speak about never when there is more time to come.
Contradictions are two of the same concepts but on a different level. Today is always today. My work wants to remind you and comfort you at the same time. It's a disappointment and an achievement at once. It's the second prize. It's never good enough. Never finished or complete. Everything is a temporary installation. Even us.