The group "Shadows of the Past" is an exploration of the plurality of cultural memory. 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).
Within this part of my research, I work with historical objects from certain museum collections. The objects are then 3D scanned and changed with different techniques from the Archive of Possibilities. This makes some elements stand out while others fade into the background.
The intention of this work is to create new aesthetic and emotional constellations and to question the concept of reality by visualising the simultaneity of different versions of the world. If we look at historical objects whose bearers have long been forgotten, there is always some room for interpretation. The true function of the things is lost and even if the objects still carry memories, it is impossible for us to decipher them all. Negating or emphasizing certain elements can distort our vision.
The rings shown here are all made of black glass and are based on a so-called pope ring (inventory number 1963/58) from the Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim (Germany).
The project is still ongoing.