caroline kolkman two sides to a story

 

 

TWO SIDES TO A STORY

Presented at the exhibition DEEP END at the A-Tower in Antwerp

 

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

While working on my collages, 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 changes when it presents itself from a diffrent 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.


 

TWO SIDES TO A STORY - II (2016)

 

 

 

caroline_kolkman_two_sides_Deep_End

 

 

Wallpaper collage 150cm x 191cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANTS 2016

print on cardboard

75 cm x 50 cm x 40 cm

 

 

 

 

 

FRANKRIJKLEI 2016

print on cardboard

75 cm x 50 cm x 40 cm

 

 

 

 

 

caroline kolkman two sides to a story

 

Photocollage laminated on dibond

80cm x 120cm

 

 

caroline kolkman two sides to a story

 

Photocollages laminated on dibond

60cm x 60cm - 45cm x 50cm