3 2 1 Zero and Beyond

3 2 1 zero and beyond. Time is irrelevant! 1 billion years ago I emerged from darkness. Wet skin, damp skin and then dry from the sun. Two legs I walked the earth, the sea was no longer my home. What kind of home sickness do I feel from a home I can never return to? A child is still born out of water. The hissing sound, ”ssssssh”, calms us because it reminds us of the sound we hear when we are floating on our mothers water. Mother earths belly is our deep seas. In my deep unconscious I can feel her. Deep, dark, moist, wet, no light. Is it a longing? I don’t think so. More like an emergence, a source of thought. Consciousness, I don’t know. Never to forget. Remember. Remember when you were floating. Light glimmers. I have never been very deep in the waters. Or have I? My ancestors so far back that they were fish. Fish ancestors. Slippery, slimy living in the slam and mud. No hands, no feet. What were you thinking, getting out of there?

“3 2 1 zero and beyond” (2017), mono-print on textile, 260 x 380 cm. Solo exhibition at Lokaal 1b, Amsterdam.

The work were part of the exhibition with the same name that were part of a series of solo exhibitions initiated by Menno Dudok van Heel. The works in the show are a continuation of thoughts and reflections that surfaced during the residency ‘In time, we too will become ancestors…’ at Praksis Oslo sept/oct 2016. The residency was thematic and centered around notions on ancestry, ecology and heritage. The works in the show deal with thoughts on shared consciousness, renewal and memory. I wrote four texts that I would read out loud to visitors. The texts acting as guides and introductions to the works. See more about the works and texts here ‘To dare to listen’, ‘Transparency’ and ‘From new to renew’.