HET DERDE HUIS
Other, Student Minerva Academy, Groningen
My manuscript is about time and space. When I thought about time and space, the house I grew up in as a child immediately came to mind. A beautiful place in the old centre of Leeuwarden in even better days. When after 10 years I returned home to take photographs for my manuscript, I noticed that OUR sign was still hanging outside; ‘Het derde huis’ (the third house), written by my mother, unaltered and unadulterated, incorporated in the city. OUR sign, the sign that moved with us throughout my youth and hung in all the gardens and living rooms of my memory and now hangs here, my sign. In this work, the concept of space is conceived as a place, a fragment from the past, a memory.