The work is about the makeable body in today’s reality. We have become as thin as a screen. How do you shape yourself amidst the universal images that impose themselves on you everywhere, as norm and standard. It seems we are in the era of empty shells.
I explore the border as a transition zone between the inside and the outside with the skin as a metaphor. The skin that meets, physically reacts, protects and isolates. The body becomes image and the image becomes body. I deform the flat surface of the photograph, the cold exterior where our lives currently seem to take place, manipulating it until it becomes a fragile, ruin-like sculpture; a prison of voids.
In my work I combine photography, performance, film and installations. The images are different elaborations around this theme.
I studied dance and architecture at the Academy of Architecture in Arnhem. I continued my education at the Fotoacademie Amsterdam and the ArtEZ University of the Arts where I graduated with installations and photography. My work is commissioned by theatre and dance companies and I teach photography at several creative institutions.