Negative images

 

It is not uncommon for contemporary artists to add a meta-reflexive dimension to their artworks. When a photographer takes a photo of remnants, then this photograph can be considered as a trace of a trace. The "negative images" series can be interpreted in the same way. The various photo negatives, all combined in the form of an analog film strip, usually show all sorts of ephemeral phenomena. The ability to make associations characterizes the sequence, often linked to concepts such as life, mortality and remains. Finally the title does not only refer to the light-sensitive carrier, it also alludes to the Anthropocene. The era in which the earth's climate and atmosphere are affected by human activities.

 

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