We are familiar with it from films: someone is going on a trip, is perhaps going to immigrate, packs their luggage to embark on a train, and you can tell by the way the luggage is picked up and handled, that it is empty. When is something real? When is something convincing? You can of course add a good story to the image, include a voice, soundscape or music to set the tone, but the image remains unpersuasive. The traveller clearly does not have all his stuff with him, you can feel this as you look at the image. The suitcase is filled with air.

The project will largely be divided in two parts:
In a first instance, students will be encouraged to explore what is expressed by objects through representations, starting with photos they will have taken of objects outside, bringing them in the form of images for discussion to the first class. Students will work with ‘found objects’, for example, purchased at a thrift shop, probing what the chosen object expresses in its materiality and how by deconstructing it, the feeling it provokes can be translated into another form. In a second instance, working with an object of choice the students will explore how its expression of time, history, and personal value can be translated into other forms in a convincing manner, whereby the question of whether it is real or fake becomes irrelevant. The end result will be the creation of a collective room compiled of the individual created works.

20.09.2016 — 21.10.2016


  • Heringa / Van Kalsbeek
  • Anik Fournier


  • Marcella de Wolff
  • Martinus Papilaja
  • Robin Preusterink
  • Derk Müller
  • Aisi Schuur
  • Hester Haarsma
  • Romar Bonte
  • Carmel Klop
  • Lente Brugge
  • Danjelle Creemers