IMAGINATIVE INTERVENTION / WHAT’S YOUR PARADISE?
Paradise is someplace else. Once defined as an enclosed garden, promising divine fulfilment, the idea of a place more perfect than the places we know still seems to be deeply embedded in our cultural and social values. It’s a highly charged term, a concept sustaining itself on unaccomplished longings, mental ones as well as physical ones.
My paradise therefore is as complex as it is simple – familiar, but strange, easy to access, but hidden, lying and telling the truth at the same time. Having been the child that would stare into the light for minutes just to be able to see red and orange dots when I closed my eyes, I was always in search of other layers of reality, of ways to see and feel more. Working as a visual artist seems to empower me to add those layers to the actual world around me. On this account I have always been fascinated by the power of images, of the way they can affect us, of the interplay between an image, its viewer and creator. My paradise is my imagination.
Exhibited within the Biennale of photography and Visual Arts, Liege, Belgium.