DINGEN MET DINGEN DOEN
Other, Student Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam
Shaving kit in a leather case,
With your compartments.
I wish I didn’t know what you were made for.
Now I can no longer play with you.
– Carlijn Fransen
I am not an objectophile
I don’t want to kiss you all
But I do love things
Even more than animals
Simpler than an animal
Be in order to be
To serve and to do
DO THINGS WITH THINGS
My Vedute is a bound box containing an abstract object. The object lacks instructions. The compartment containing it, however, shows that it has a reason to exist.
That is simple: open it and it does its only trick.
Ball inside a ball. The elastic draws the two halves together. A small magical moment between you and the thing.