Rhizomebook


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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’. 

All my work has the title 'Book'. It indicates that the work is a bundling of information that can be read, stored, reproduced, distributed and presented. I use the term 'rhizome' to describe and contextualize my ideas. 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. Many wild plants, often seen as weeds, have rhizomes.


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01 / The original of each work is digital, the material manifestation is a copy / translation / interpretation that is not bound to a fixed (presentation) form or production amount.


02 / The title 'Book' is synonymous with work and indicates that it is a bundling of information that can be read, stored, reproduced, distributed and presented.


03 / All technical and aesthetic choices in a material manifestation are linked to the context in which the work is shown.


04 / Because the meaning (outcome) differs per material manifestation, only the outcome is dated, the original is not.


05 / The work is rhizomatic in all respects, all information about a work is integral part of the work.


06 / The development and production of both the original and the material manifestation protects the environment as much as possible.


07 / The material manifestation does not have to be preserved, preservation is only necessary if this is advantageous with respect to principle 06.


08 / The work waives copyright if this leads to greed, hinders the exchange of knowledge / creativity, deprives the possibility of criticism or leads to hypocrisy.


09 / The original is not for sale and unlike the material manifestation of the work, it is not a possession.


10 / It is possible to deviate from one of the principles above, but only if this does not lead to contradiction with any of the other principles.


 

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