10 hours of searching
Video installation (10 hour duration)
(audio, video, table, chair, cloth enclosure)
10 hours of searching came into being by experimenting with seclusion. For ten successive days I secluded myself from all external factors, for one full hour a day. For this purpose I built a square space out of four pieces of linen, wire and iron rods. No internet, no phone, only myself, empty space, a table, a pen and paper.
The work is a reaction on a very busy life with many obligations and the feeling of never having enough time. It is also a direct result of my stay at the St. Benedictus abbey, where I experienced the daily routines of monks. When I got back I created my own daily routines, starting with one hour a day siting in a self-built space.
During these hours I let my mind wonder and I wrote down everything that crossed my mind,
Searching without a goal. Inspired by the work of Bas Jan Ader.
The work is filmed and exhibited together with a spoken audio of a selected part of text produced during these hours.
Exhibited: December 2016 / Aleidisstraat, Rotterdam