Relational Voodoo I

Photograph of postcard with forensic fingerprint powders and UV lamps. 2015.

Flea market bought objects are treated with forensic powder and illuminated with UV lamps, revealing the objects’ personal history by showing the smudges and fingerprints that form the objects’ (usually invisible) outer skin.
 

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Relational Voodoo II

Installation (400 x 400 x 190 cm). Bronze replica of Rodin’s Thinker, forensic powder, UV lamps, 2016.

After using a postcard depicting Rodin’s Thinker in my work Relational Voodoo, I came across a life sized replica of said Thinker. it was generously lent to me for use in an exhibition, where it underwent the same treatment as the found objects in Relational Voodoo I.  By illuminating only the outermost layer of the object (the grease of fingerprints and other traces), the result was rather ghost-like.

 

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Thanks to:

Kunsthal KADE

Stefan Dekker

Servicing Europe NDT

Wessel Bezemer

Inge Bezemer

Ton de Vreede