Out of site specific context #1-10 / 2016
Serie of 10 photos
Photo on Canson Rag and dibond , white aluminium frame
54 x 40 cm
Series Out of Site Specific Context creates a new context for work that was initially developed for a specific place. Then, the subjective experience of space and the direct perception versus the photographic perception formed the subject. Now, it questions whether knowledge of the initial situation determines the meaning and the artistic value of the picture. In the initial situation, when the picture was detached from the place after the exhibition, the picture lost (part of) its meaning, because it was seen out of the original context. At one exhibition, a photo of a scale model was shown in the room where the model was based on. This repetition is no longer present outside the original context. That effect posed the question how the picture could also be of interest outside the exhibition space. Therefore, this series combines several images from different project spaces as a basis for a new series of photographs. The presented images are on diverse scales and from various perspectives, wherein points of reference and used materials differ. The combination of pictures constitutes an autonomous series, which creates a new permanent context.