The group "Bearers of Memories" deals with the plurality of memories that is (or can be) connected to material objects. It is part of my doctoral research project at Hasselt University and PXL-MAD School of Arts in Hasselt, Belgium, which is funded by the Special Research Fund (BOF) of Hasselt University (BOF21DOC04).
"Bearers of Memories" aims to visualise the simultaneity of different memories that can be contained in one single object.
For the project I create artificial multi-exposures of the second hand rings, purchased in New York City. By taking pictures of the objects from various angles and combining them in Photoshop I try to create something that visualizes my perception of the simultaneity of those memories captured in the objects.
After creating the pictures, I start creating drawings, based on those pictures, searching for the shape of the object I intend to create. When I finally found it, it is sculpted, moulded and casted in glass.
The intention is to create monuments to the memories captured in the pieces.
With applying certain surface techniques to the glass, touch also comes into play here.