Fourth Wall, 2017
Series of works on glass and photography
In the Fourth Wall series I combined works on glass with photography. The series has the fragility of the house as its main theme. This is reflected in the decision to work directly on the glass and in the colourful abstract patterns that are based on Berber rugs. The rugs form a symbolic representation for the house without walls. The title of the series refers to the fourth wall, a term borrowed from the theatre: the invisible wall, or the glass wall, which is located between the audience and the stage.
House of the Spider, House of the Snail was created by making pulp from garments from my closest family members. I processed the clothes with a paper grinder and created different colours of pulp. I used this pulp to make a drawing. Thus, the drawing is not on the paper, but the paper itself is the drawing. This technique is loosely based on how Berbers make their rugs. Clothes from (deceased) family members get a second life in knotted carpets. I have placed this handmade piece of paper behind a glass negative of a weblike pattern. A nostalgic object (the paper) and an object that refers to the future (the glass negative that still has to be printed) come together.