In the meantime I finalized the fiction story Chasing Shadows of Schlemihl's Zoo during the Summerschool of TAAK in Marfa Texas, in Mei/June 2014. BLOGTAAK
The experience of the place and the seminar around notions of borders, desert, ruins and public art gave the final touch to the story. There was yet one public reading, but I am looking forward for more opportunities to share. I started there also with new photographic work depicting moonshadows. Feel free to take a look here.
During the last two months I focused on writing my Master thesis for the DAI - Dutch Art Institute. I propose the shadow as a metaphor for difference or similarity/identity reading Lacan, Bhabha and other icons of post-colonial theory and looking at art which refers to the process of stereotyping and recognition. Trying to understand the shadow-paradox. The metaphorical meaning of the shadow is negative connotated in the Western thinking. Since the time of the Enlightenment the pole of the light is an ideal and the pole of the shadow got obscure. The visible was preferred, the hidden got abject. How come?
I give different kind of workshops around shadowplay, photography and animation. Most recently I am involved in the workshops for the expats at the VanAbbemuseum, Eindhoven.