The statement about the work:

This work is based on the different idea’s of various philosophers, combined with the cultural en environmental crises that we experience today and that has been a more common problem in our short-term history. Considering the solutions that have been presented and practiced for similar situations by other countries with equal cultures.

To be more concrete, I have studied Rousseau his social contract, this is no longer a contract created by governments but by local communities/individuals, to keep each other in line and create a new shape of trust and collaboration. At the moment that the work has been created, the contract was the base for the curator at the Venice Art Biennial 2015. Learning about Bergson fantoms made it clear to me that there is more to a situation than just the personal memory that we experience. Deleuze offered the perception in this particular thought, his essay about immigrants made a lot of my questions answered and raised new ones that created this proposal.

When we let down of all our fears, smile about the good things of our cultures and religions, the grounds we live on and exploit our talents. When we consider the facts that nature is giving us, we should know better. We all want the same, but just have a different vision in achieving it, as long that we feel open to change we can work on this together.

A mass is by Nietzsche defined as one or a hundred, this means that I can speak for my people just as much as you can. All individual action makes the change in the bigger picture. We should not forget that we are not alone but constrained by our conditioned minds as Pavlov describes and Allain de Botton refers to the fact that we are propagated by the news that we receive and feel obligated to act on that, because of the fantoms of our history.

The proposal created by ‘the Dutch people’ is no therefore no longer based on those pieces of information, but is based on the fact that we should open up our minds, to look behind the flesh and into the souls of the beings around us and then connect in order to create new lifelines of support.

Printed letter: 5m x 1m
Postcard: 20cm x 10,5cm
Made in 2016

Angst’ – Action Hybride La Chapele Paris 2018
‘Relational Aesthetics of some perfect strangers’ – ENSBA Paris 2016
‘Catalogus EINREAL‘ – Germany 2016

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