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Artist statement

Terrain Vague (2004)

'Terrain Vague' is about the twilight zone between good and bad. The project explores the diverse facets and semantic levels of cultural myths, figures and symbols, and illustrates them via combinations of portraits and classic interior and still life photography.

In staged arrangements the portrayed protagonists are seldom involved in any particular action, which makes it easier for us to read our own stories into the pictures. We are invited to bring in and question our own paradigms, symbols and experiences. This demonstrates the impossibility to successfully judge people and situations on grounds of their appearance. Thus, those people are - figuratively - transformed into a terrain vague. A projection screen for our individual assessments. A no man's land, populated with our personal fears and desires.