Habitat Sequences 2000-2014


Habitat Sequences
2000 – ongoing
Various props, second hand furniture
Exhibited at: Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2000), Expodium, Utrecht, The Netherlands (2008), De Paviljoens, Almere, The Netherlands (2010), Nam June Pak Center, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea (2011), Galeria Vermelho, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2013), MAMBA Buenos Aires, Argentina (2014)
Curated by: Bart Witte (2008), Annick Kleizen (2010), Manu Park (2011), Cristina Ricupero (2013), Javier Villa (2014)

Habitat Sequences is a series of fully decorated and conceivable apartments or living rooms. The stark effect of the black walls and the uninterrupted loop of lights, successively turning on and off, creates a sequence of moods and volumes inside the space. Following basic cinematic lighting principles to create ambiance and atmosphere—and due to the fact that one’s eyes need time to adjust to each lighting situation—the scene inside appears in fragments, rather than as a complete and accessible room. In effect, this constructs a complex mental image of the room, at once memory and moment. These installations propose a certain spatial tension span, where both the absence and presence of identity is at play.