The Breath of the Giant
fake fur, sofa chair, 2022
A soft patterned sofa chair stands with a figure enclosed in its folds. The vibrant red pattern of the chair is eerily reminiscent of flesh and scarred tissue. Emphasizing the ambiguous nature of this object as well as a sense of horror felt in the familiarity of the domestic scene. Sinking ever deeper into the chair an elusive presence creates a meditative but unsettling atmosphere when all you can hear is their breath. A durational performance that resembles a symbiosis of the human figure and object.
Haunting is assigned another meaning here as the haunted object becomes something extremely physical. A ghost that is evocative of another type of physicality. The chair can be seen as a haunted object here. Haunted by the presence of its former occupant, haunted by the memories that inhabit it, and haunted by the expectations of the domestic object that tie it to this place. The ghostly seems ever present yet is often relegated to the background. The background turns to the foreground with its materiality taking central shape in this work.
Supported by Pictoright Steunfonds Startende Makers 2022