6 wooden shelves, 210 x 108 x 6 cm, various images, 2013

SPEKTRUM*shelf (2013) is focussing on the medium of photography as a thought construct in the West. My central questions are: What foundations were laid by whom? What columns bear it? And what does the indexical image tell us about it? This is examined by addressing common themes like: light, time, the subject-object relationship, narration, the observing and the dominant gaze. Only when the whole is considered the meaning becomes clear. SPEKTRUM*shelf attempts to counteract the power differential inherent in optical images. This differential is created simply because the person behind the camera has a greater range of action during the making of the image than the person in front of the camera. Finally, these questions and reflections become articulated in conversations with the viewer.

Exhibited at
W139, Amsterdam, 2012.
HISK, Ghent, 2013.
Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst, M HKA, Antwerp, 2014.
Warande, Turnhout, 2014.
Bielefelder Kunstverein, 2014.
Bozar, Brussels, 2015.