TOBAMEER 1947/1948 | LAKE TOBA 1947/1948
Lake Toba on Sumatra: a landscape constructed by four fragments. Is it possible to get a complete idea about the past when you have to depend on the recollections of others?
Each of these photographs are a fraction in time photographed in two different years; together they are now a reconstructed remembrance. During one of the most turbulent periods in the history of Indonesia, it looks like a peaceful past.
The installation made for the exhibition Between Time -Between Space connects this constructed landscape with the present view on the 'framed' river. Letting the spectator navigate from present to past, from inside to outside and from 'here' to 'there'.
The small picture on the opposite wall forms a counterpart; a compressed moment on an airport; as an universal place where you could find yourself physically present but mentally parted. Looking at this image is a moment of returning and leaving in one.
(see Aeropuerto La Aurora/Guatemala 2008)
Installation 216 x 344 x 75 cm wood, six trestles, paper, four photographs
Between Time - Between Space, Besienderhuis