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The Fragility of Coherence
installation of collages of photographic prints, drawings, cut outs
different types of paper and cardboard, tape and pins
various sizes
2011



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Photo credit: Gert Jan van Rooij

 

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Photo credit: Gert Jan van Rooij

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Photo credit: Gert Jan van Rooij

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Photo credit: Gert Jan van Rooij

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The work The Fragility of Coherence, activates the ambiguous tension field that exists between the coherence of the norms, rituals and familiarity of everyday systems and beliefs, and the extreme fragility that lies beneath their seemingly solid surfaces. Visually this is achieved by constantly transforming the same black and white image of a dining table set for a home dinner. The transition that is set up from the one image to the next is reminiscent of the social aspect that a table harbors where each social gathering, each situation and each moment is different. Each change, each layer suggests different associations, perspectives and emotions, presenting the redistribution of the coherent setting in exposing its fragility.