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20 - 30 September 2007
This work was made especially for the Media Art Festival in Leeuwarden on invitation by curator Nadine Bors and part of the exhibition Young Talent. During a short residency in the former office building 'Amicitia' one floor was reserved here for my material arrangement, a research after the possible meaning of this particular space in transition.
Denial is a defence mechanism in which a person is faced with a fact that is too painful to accept and rejects it.
This empty building was prepared for a 'clean' contemporary art exhibition. Traces of the past were whipped out as unwanted noise. The purpose of this new order was to establish what we consider the experience of an art show. The ambiguous surrounding was carefully directed to present art and became subject for the work: Denial.
As before in my graduation work I collected all the materials that were taken out of the exhibition spaces. This collection of unwanted stuff formed an inner landscape and offered a strong contrast towards the other works in the show. Sleeping on the spot, physically collecting all the materials etc. all these aspects became part of this arrangement.
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