Jan van der Til
The concepts of work / Further reading / Gardening
What I do manifests itself in various ways, is at times anonymous, questions authorship, originality, meaning and context. The boundaries between my work, original, and copy have gradually disappeared. The photographic images, texts and objects that I use are ‘collages’ whose authorship is open to question. I undermine and question the unique. Form, meaning, (re)presentation and even sale have factually merged and are at times indivisibly linked. As such, my work presents itself neither as a starting point nor as an end point, nor can it be defined as ‘finished’.
What I do manifests itself in many ways, is hybrid, questions life and is presented as a rhizome. A rhizome is a rootstock. The essence of a rhizome is that it has neither a beginning or an end. It is a complex of links and connections within a structure that does not lend itself to centralized control. If a rhizome is separated into pieces each piece may be able to give rise to a new plant.
Many wild plants, often seen as weeds, have rhizomes.
What I do manifests itself.
What I do manifests.
What I do.
What manifests itself?
What do I?