Life, Death and Beauty: You Make Me


A visual narrative was created by juxtaposing on a pin board a wide variety of visual material. Subsequently, elements of this collage were framed photographically to create new layers of meaning through a process of fragmentation. The 24 prints show details of postcards and other reproductions of historical and contemporary artworks.


Key museum practices such as collecting, curating and framing were applied on a domestic scale in a studio context to explore different aspects of human existence: desire, war, love, loss and beauty. Life, Death and Beauty: You Make Me refers to André Malraux’s ‘Museum without Walls’ and reflects our interest in visual studies, image theory and psychoanalysis. This work also has a strong connection with Truth, Error, Opinion, our visual exploration of the Martha Rosler Library.


Images from Life, Death and Beauty: You Make Me became fragmented further in the series of postcards made for the Van Abbemuseum’s exhibition Verzamelen / Collecting - Mail Art Project.


Truth, Error, Opinion

Verzamelen / Collecting - Mail Art Project

A series of 24 archival digital prints 36 x 27 cm each

Sleeper, Edinburgh, 2010


A visual narrative as a series of prints, applying key museum practices to explore aspects of human existence: desire, war, love, loss and beauty


LIFE DEATH AND BEAUTY:

YOU MAKE ME