Common Joints


2/5 - 'Fenster', materials: glass, bookbinding fabric, dimensions: approx. 130 x 90 x 100 cm
'Fenster', materials: glass, bookbinding fabric
dimensions: approx. 130 x 90 x 100 cm

'Felder', materials: leftover leather in black and white shades, black cord
dimensions: approx. 290 x 200 cm

untitled, carbonprint on polished steel
dimensions: 20 x 40cm

installation view, jacquard weaving, materials: wool, rubber, cotton, steel, polyester

‘Schatten’, room-connector, materials: chalk, charcoal, shellac on plywood
dimensions: variable, here approx.: 50 x 30 x 250 cm


common joints
since you are part of the world that is turning

MA Graduation, exhibition view

at LUCA School of Arts, Ghent, BE
June 2018

photo credits: Tom de Visscher, Juliane Schreiber

I like to believe in a unity in which heterogeneous elements cohere, intersect and strengthen each other. The sometimes confronting feeling of the in-between, actually provides continuous space to move and to develop. Objects in a room allow the viewer to experience a place and moment, which visually and physically interconnects its relation to space and the viewer theirself.

The expanse of spatial thinking and its relation to the temporal dimension is being explored through the thoughts of philosophers Gilles Deleuze, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Gernot Böhme, anthropologist Victor Turner or art historian Clemena Antonova and novelist Samuel Beckett. They are concerned with becoming in ever-different ways on all kind of scales: the becoming of an object, a space, an atmosphere, the world, and the self in relentless unfoldings. Body and mind become a unity where the self and the world create an interdependency. My practice deals with the complexity of perception and the notion of liminality, which describes the phase of transition in every sense.

Sometimes moving between the thin line of art, design and architecture, I create my own elements in space. I focus on spatial elements defining a threshold: window or wall. I give room to the qualities and behaviour of materials, like glass, wood and textile. How do they respond to the surrounding: the conditions of light, the structure of the space, the other elements in space, and the visitor. What is the role of the visitor? What are possible experiences? What does viewing imply?

My thoughts revolve around perception and the act of relating towards a person, an object, a room, a stage, a building, the world, and even the unattainable universe. Through relating we become aware of ourselves. The way an object is constituted of several parts, interwoven with each other, is similar to the way elements interconnect within the room and beyond. Furthermore, this concept refers to my understanding of weaving: Threads intersect with each other and together they form a woven fabric. Weaving becomes an interface.