Cataract is based on the idea that our outlook on reality is unclear, veiled… and that it can’t be any other way.
The idea of ‘seeing’ and ‘not-seeing’, inspired by philosophical texts brought by cultural philosopher Marc Colpaert, lies at the base of this work. Using two elements to explore this idea; my fascination with spaces and light. Light in itself, the most essential part of a photograph, cannot really be captured or seen, it can maybe only be captured when it hits a surface. Using abstract décor type spaces therefore became the surface and base of these photographs. By using different colors of light (red, green, blue; the colors of light which a photograph consists of) and playing with darkness, brightness and shadows to give shape to the idea of ‘seeing’ and ‘not-seeing’.These photographs (in part) are used to create a scenography of dance piece Cataract.
Cataract is a collaboration between Swiss-Dutch choreographer Katja Grässli, Flemisch cultural philosopher Marc Colpaert, Malaysian dancer Beh Chin Lau, Swiss-Brazilian dancer Nathalie Wagner and me, with coaching by dance dramaturg Guy Cools. Made possible by DansBrabant (NL), Cultuurhuis de Warande (BE), TanzART (DE) & Strijbos&vanRijswijk.