Images produced without manipulation (DSLR Camera, Canon). These are some of the pictures I took at the Centraal Museum (Utrecht) in 2014. Walking in spaces like this is for me a kind of pilgrimage (in the sense explained by Proust/Ruskin). But I didn't have a script. I photographed only what truly affected my senses, without looking for titles and authors. Colour, darkness and contrast, as well as texture are important (I want an effect which reveals the forces behind/throughout the image). Also the framework, underlined or obliterated (as a parergon, in Derridean sense).
This isn't any academic, instructive exercise, quite on the contrary. The images should "speak" by themselves. The truth is in their auras, even if the aura is lost, when it is lost—don't you have an answering service? This is also an attempt to release the images from all the discursive networks that supposedly support them as officially sanctioned cultural artefacts (and if these networks were not official, my intention would be the same). The images should haunt us to the extent that we fail to name them, as dream impressions or memory failures.
The works photographed here include:
***The Human Tripod (Marlene Duras/1988, Oil on canvas/180x90);***Girl with Ranunculus (Theo van Doesburg/1914, Oil on canvas/80x80cm);