Unidentified Evidence
Photography: Esmée Bruins
HKU Exposure 2021 Online
Fotodok Utrecht

Mapping artifacts: unidentified evidence (2021) 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 an investigation into establishing an event, one of which I only find the fragmented remains of.

Incidental artefacts and lost fragments form an image of human actions. They are in a phase of rejection, neglect and destruction, I interrupt this phase by removing the artifacts from their context. The contrast between the original site, the artefact itself and its strictly framed representation is emphasized. This representation serves as a 'reconstruction' of an event that has taken place. That same 'reconstruction', which is a collection of interventions, is again an event itself.





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