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Leaden Landscape, lead, ceramic objects, photo, projection. (Pictura, Dordrecht 2008)

'Leaden Landscape' originated in 2002 while I was working in the region of the Cathars, near Monts├ęgur, France. This region and its history influenced my work. The Cathars, members of an oppressed Christian sect, were settled in the Languedoc. In 1244, the last survivors of this sect were accused of heresy and burned at a gigantic stake on this mountain. The resemblance of this historical fact and current news issues struck me. It may be clear that from a technical and scientific point of view mankind has continued to evolve. From an emotional point of view however we have not made a lot of progress.

Leaden Landscape is about the juxtaposition between our daily life and environment and that of life in other parts of the world as presented to us by the media, and how we are being influenced by this. The press photos of destroyed cities were the starting point fort his objects; destruction frozen as an aesthetic moment. The structure of the work was build up through the years. The series 'Fragmentation' was followed by 'Target' and 'After the Troubles'. These series together were the cause for the installation.