de Luister van het Land

Galerie 37 Spaarnestad invited me to make new work with material from the Spaarnestad Photo archive, one of the largest press archives in Europe. De Luister van het Land (2008) is a caleidoscopic collection of over 400 photographs from the archive. By means of a selection based on personal interests, fascination, and my obsession with the notion of ‘the diorama’, it interweaves impressions of a (re-created) fantasy world with pictures on the process of creation, using my personal appearance. These images of the creation process – I call them performéances -, are the residu of performances held to invoke the spirit of creation. In the exhibition, together with the narratives of old photographs they form an installation on imagination and ephemerality. Next to the exhibition I created a book with graphic designer Bart de Baets.