”Untitled” (My Right Hand), In Conversation (Visual Recording), R. Huissen/ A. Boerlage, 29/03/21, 01:43- 02:31 PM, 90 E, 18.5℃– 38.8℃, (Studio garden), Ackersdijkstraat 20, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
The works take the form of installations, photos, drawings and collages, as well as letters that he sends to himself or to friends, or even too strangers to establish a relationship. These postcards, forms and other correspondence contain notes about – and instructions for – his work process, and assignments to the recipient, initiating a delicate game of control, communication and trust in the other.
- a brief description of the submitted artwork
A hand placed firmly to steady oneself, a hand that greets, a hand to touch another hand. No gesture is universal, a flat palm raised could signify a goodbye as much as a hello. This oversize hand emerges from my studio location during self isolation in lock-down yet retains a ritualistic set of processes as carried out by me. Paper that is prepared in the dark of night, covered and then transported in daytime. The action of making the work occurs in a public space, my right hand makes contact with the paper, the paper makes contact with the site. Lastly, the work is washed in the nearest body of water, a fountain, a tap or a bottle and painted to complete the cycle.