Medium: Installation (7 Panels, human blood, softdrink, bitumen, paint, video loop and found objects)
Sizes: 9000 x 2700mm (approx)
(Private Collection of the artist)
During the course of 2001-2002 the artist repeatedly extracted blood from his body at regulated intervals, to be used as material in various artworks including the ‘I am no-one’ installation. In the video loop inserted into one of the central panels the artists body is shown gradually covered with his own blood before expelling vast amounts of milk from his mouth. The work was produced as part of the ‘exorcismseries’, of which bind/ontbind, Violence and Happiness and the Minotaur Series also form a part. Due to the personal nature thereof many of these works have not been included on this site and are available for viewing/ research purposes by request only.
The ‘I am no-one’ installation has been added to the site as it forms a nesecesary preamble to the series of works that the artist is currently producing (2009 onwards) – a series of poetic investigations into the corporeal nature of knowledge as exemplified by the notion of ‘writing the body’.