Found footage project
Printed on High Glossy paper
For this project, I worked with two sets of found footage: photos of chairs and of female bodies. The photographs of the chairs are taken from websites such as Marktplaats (Ebay) where they accompanied sellers’ ads. The body photographs come from personal ads by people looking for sexual encounters. During my search for images I restricted myself to Dutch websites, so the images have the same cultural / aesthetic background.
Both objects are bodies and were taken by the subjects or the owner themselves in various rooms of their homes – bedroom, hallway, attic. These kind of similarities, made it possible to combine individual photographs from the two series and search associatively for parallels; the photos complement and complete each other; they work together or influence each other’s effect. Chair and body become interchangeable.