The project takes over the various rooms of West, a gallery housed
in a 17th-century townhouse, with works that bring together elements of
industrial design, photography, film projection, and abstract art. The
installation isn’t static, but dynamic, the images shift around the viewer and
combine in different ways, both on concrete surfaces and through screens. Pairs
of iPads morph digitally before your eyes, displaying views of Venice, abstract
visions, and portraits, while images from the field in Sudan are shown
in EMERGENCY’s Paediatric Centre in Port
Sudan, Photos Shown on Two Apple iPad Air 2s (2014). Nearby, a sequence of 20 songs play on a loop from
a shiny blue, larger-than-life sound system in October 2014 Playlist.
Maybe it’s the music, maybe it’s the desperation that seeps through some of the
Sudan imagery, maybe it’s the lack of daylight during winter in the
Netherlands—but the effect is at once dark, unsettling, and thoroughly
original, a testament to the author’s authentic experience in another culture.