OBSERVER

2018-2019

The work OBSERVER took shape while I was fundamentally thinking about our way of perceiving and the difference between a standing and lying perception. OBSERVER consists of circular-shaped canvas rugs with a diameter of about eight meters and some small round cutouts in it that allows people to alternatively experience their surroundings. The work can be experienced in different ways. One can lay down on the rug, looking through one of its holes, and witness a small isolated part of the environment, then turn on their back and watch the vastness of the sky. Or one can walk past the enormous rug with people relaxing on it while taking a walk through the landscape and witness the aesthetic characteristics of its presence in that location. In both cases it is never only the designed material aspect of the work that matters, it is how this materiality interrelates with participants and the environment.