Brief description of the submitted artwork
“The daily papers talk of everything except the daily. (…) What’s really going on, what we’re experiencing, the rest, all the rest, where is it? How should we take account of, question, describe what happens every day and recurs every day: the banal, the quotidian, the obvious, the common, the ordinary, the infra-ordinary, the background noire, the habitual?” – George Perec
The selected image “Parasol” is part of the project “What happens when nothing happens, other than the weather, people, cars, and clouds”, which is inspired by a little book of George Perec. More precisely the book “An attempt at exhausting a place in Paris” from 1975. He describes things which are generally not take a note off, to question the habitual, the mundane. He want his readers to shift their focus to the “endotic” things in life, to (re)discover thespace, the time and the poetry in everyday lives, which most directly affect us. For three days he sat in a busy square in Paris (Place Saint- Sulpice), in “an attempt to exhaust the place”, and learn more than you could learnabout life from a newspaper. I decided to not plan anything and focus on the habitual Perec describes. For one month, I walked around in a certain area. Thisresulted in an archive of, more or less, 300 photographs on 35mm film. There is no storyline, and images follow each other by coincidence. Nevertheless, as a viewer you unconsciously make associations and create a narrative.