caroline_kolkman_Construcyionem

 

 

CONSTRUCTIONEM (2016)

Presented at Life is Art Gallery 02/09/16 - 09/10/16

 

Our perception is conditioned. Only when something goes against our expectations will we start to look actively.

For the series Two sides to a story, I got inspired by a fragment from the short story: ‘Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius’ written by Louis Borges in 1962. In it he describes the geometry of a fictional land named Tlon:

 

“The basis of visual geometry is the surface, not the point. This geometry disregards parallel lines and declares that man in his movement modifies the forms which surround him.”

 

This fragment rhymes with my collages, which revolve around the idea that the image or memory we have of a situation can not be summarized in just one picture.

In Tlon it is impossible to see the same object from different sides, since the identity of the object itself is unique from each angle. In our world it is not the object but our idea of the object that changes. However, in both worlds the slightest movement of the observer can affect something's appearance completely.


 

caroline_kolkman_constructionem

 

 

 

 

caroline_kolkman_constructionem

 

 

caroline_kolkman_constructionem

 

Photocollage laminated on dibond

45cm x 70cm

 

 

 

caroline_kolkman_constructionem

 

Photocollage laminated on dibond

30cm x 45 cm