Still life w/ longdrink glasses, ping-pong balls and footnotes
When visiting a local collector (let’s call him V.) prior to my residency in Hoorn, I came across a series of four longdrink glasses with ping pong balls. The objects turned out to be self-made replicas of the art work Relationships by Damien Hirst. The original work is in storage. Hirst, often criticized for appropriating ideas of other artists, is all of a sudden himself subject to a form of appropriation.
For the exhibition at Hotel Maria Kapel, this set of longdrink glasses and ping-pong balls are the starting point for a series of visual and textual associations regarding copying and the value of the replica. Through stories, spatial interventions and reflections in both text and sculpture, a personal approach to the role of the replica within my own practice as well as the art world was formed. Textual interventions in the exhibition function as loosely connected footnotes to the physical work in the same way a footnote providing context might determine the value of a replica, or a conceptual work like Relationships. The idea of using footnotes in an exhibition stems from a desire to provide different contexts within a single exhibition. Instead of telling visitors what to see, footnotes can offer alternative ways of seeing and thinking that go beyond a description of the work.
Footnote for Living room scene I-V
Living room scene I-V
The numbers in the order they came to me
S w/ longdrink glass, S w/ replica
Sculpture for living room
A staged attempt to replicate a sentence
When did vacuum cleaners become a thing?
Y w/ footnotes