Esmée

Bruins

Esmée Bruins


Category
PR-TW-2023
Repeatedly
Elongating the breath of a memory

2023
Commission
Sound & Vision Institute

Two documents are gathered in an orange envelope that refers to the Archive of the Sound & Vision Institute. The depot consists of five stories fully covered in orange paint. The envelope is a meeting point for the archiving code, the title, and the number of the edition. The sample pack and the work are equal attempts at keepsake, holding onto memories that will lose context over time. As a whole underlining the mortality of the things we collect and questioning the immortality of the archive.

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Category
PR-TW-2023
Two windows opening inwards
2023
Exhibition
Projectspace Lokaal

All of our memories are fragmented. We don’t truly recall the full experience of these moments but we link each fragment to another fragment to create a cohering memory. It’s only after critically looking at our full memories and noticing these (often visual) fragments that we’re able to truly look at the fragments by themselves. What do we see? Are these fragments like photographs, immovable and frozen in time?

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Category
PR-NS-2022
Nothing Seemed Out of Place
2022
Exhibition
Kunsthal Kloof


The exhibition ‘Nothing seemed out of place’ brings together two artists who dissect structures, whether that is a building or public space. An alternative construction or rather re-construction is brought into place, using different methods.

An observation of traces and fragments of maps.
Collecting outside views, bringing them closer.
To bring together, to rethink, to rearrange.

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Category
PR-MA-20221
Mapping Artifacts: Unidentified Evidence
2021

Exhibition
Fotodok - Exposure & Keep An Eye Stipend, Academie Galerie - Re: Re: Re:


Mapping artifacts: unidentified evidence is a process in which I investigate my close surroundings, based on a collection of objects found within this surrounding area. Repeated acts of collecting, arranging, and documenting lead to an investigation into establishing an event, one of which I only find the fragmented remains of.

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