Tweedeling (translated: Divided) is about the feeling of missing. The missing of something or someones presence and the memory of this.
It is originated out of the (literal) physical distance between me and my disabled sister. Due to her disability, I have the need to control her well-being. This is only possible when I’m with her.
I did not want to break our patterns of life in function of this project, but let them consiouly continue the way they were. I started searching for her in my own immediate environment and found her in a photo album in my house, which I have once received from my parents. After scanning all the images that my sister and I can be seen together, I started focussing on the parts where we touch eachother. Because this is only possible when you are together, which was not the case at that very moment. Touch has become in this way a symbol of being together. A way so I do not need to mis her.
In my work, I try to make the viewer aware of his own touch by using transparent, fragile, 9 grams, Japanese paper. The pages go from the inside to the outside or from the outside to the inside, depending on what the viewer wants to do with it. With this I suggest the act of embracing or releasing. The touch between my sister and I that I am concentrating on is only visible when the left and right sides are folded together and the pages overlap. This overlap brings sharpness to the specific parts of the image where the actual touch occurs.