Bestaansrecht van mijn fotoarchief
Bestaansrecht van mijn fotoarchief (translated: Existence of my photo archive) brings the past, present and future together by manifesting it in a daguerreotype. An object that does not only shows my history but also the present. I am doing that by using a silver plate that reflects the viewer. This creates an interaction between the person who looks at it and my photo archive.
The object has been established out of an obsession with my past that I am projecting at the future, whereby I am losing sight of the present. I am feeling an urge to maintain my photo archive, despite I am not perceiving them anymore.
So you could suppose that I am cherishing something that has lost its existence because of the fact that you cannot contain it anymore because of the endless quantity. The 450.154 stapled blank photo sheets, which relate to the daguerreotype, are making my photo archive tangible.
The work is questioning contradictions by opposing them and at the same time, by bringing them closer to each other: Visibility and invisibility, remembering and forgetting and past and present.