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Denial
20 - 30 September 2007

This work was made especially for the Media Art Festival in Leeuwarden on invitation by curator Nadine bors and part of the exhibition Young Talent.

During a short residency in the former office building 'Het Amicitia', one floor was reserved here for my material-action, a research after the meaning of this particular space.

Denial is a defence mechanism in which a person is faced with a fact that is too painful to accept and rejects it.

This building had to be emptied to make place for a 'clean' contemporary art exhibition. Traces of the past were whipped out as unwanted noise. The purpose of this new order was to establish what we consider the experience of an art show. The ambiguous surrounding was carefully directed and became subject for Denial.

As I did with my graduation work I collected all the materials that were taken out of the exhibition spaces. This collection of unwanted stuff formed Denial in an uncontrolled ambiguous way.

It gave rise to a research by presenting all these materials that would not be present without this work in the actual art exhibition. Sleeping on the spot, physically collecting all the materials etc. all these aspects became part of this temporary action.

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