8 Inkjet prints, glass panels with geometrical shaped colored filters,
59.4 cm x 42 cm (with white border) CONFETTI GENERATION / 2012
In the work ‘Play’ I photographed playgrounds designed by architect Aldo van Eyck designed over 700 playgrounds in Amsterdam. He intended to evoke the imagination of the children by using non-figurative, geometrical shapes. He designed every playground for a specific spot and turned anonymous wasteland (of which there were a lot at the time) into a ‘place’ for children to play. He placed the sandbox, high bar and climbing frame together so that they form a balanced whole.
The act of photographing these carefully designed places became a game in itself, through which I was better able to understand Van Eyck's constructions. Back in the studio, I continued my research by overlapping the photographed playgrounds with coloured geometrical shapes that are fixed on glass plates, allowing each to depict their own logic.