work in progress

Work in progress is a further exploration of the idea of mendings in textiles as metaphor for our physical and mental wounds.

I investigate into how wounds have been nursed, how they were treated. By physical manipulation of damaged textiles (e.g. embossing them onto an new bearer) I enhance the contact with the scar. I look into the origin of our scars: our past, our ancestors and their wounds. This results in collages in different layers, in which old family pictures become bearer to the scars, in film, an installation, …

Work in progress is meant as an invitation to feel and to look at what is hidden deep in us, to bring it to the light and to offer the possibility of caressing it, even as a scar.