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Collection

marble, glass, mirror glass, wood

335 x 500 cm

Placing and Re-Placing

The composition of the installation Collection was achieved following a process of carefully looking for interesting positions by placing and re-placing the objects. It was a search for clear relationships between form and matter. I experienced the placing and re-placing of the objects as interesting acts. Handling these heavy but also fragile objects on the wooden platform felt like performing a choreography and composing a sculptural installation at the same time. I investigated this performing and composing act again in my studio by having a camera take a picture every 30 seconds while I placed and re-placed furniture parts, in the search for challenging compositions. I made a stop motion film of it, where the static quality of the composition is a nice counterpart to the spatial and physical handlings. My figure negotiates the composition through the handling of the objects.

 

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Tracing

To be able to remember the position of some of the objects, I started to trace them with a pencil. Very quickly, I began to appreciate the formal qualities of these line drawings . I investigated the forms of the furniture objects in relation to the forms of the tracings of those objects. I was particularly interested in the transparency of some of the glass objects, where the curves of the forms are more visible. The thickness of the glass creates lines; the glass objects establised a nice dialogue between each other and in relation to the lines of the tracings, revealing new information about their forms.