As the daughter of a magician and his assistant, I’ve always been enchanted by the alternate realities theatre and film present to us. To lose oneself in another world is something deeply poetic and magical to me. From a desire to access these distant worlds, I use my artistic practice as a means to extend them into our reality.
My installations are domestic scenes that suggest the presence of a character or the illusion that something is about to happen. The atmosphere within them plays a crucial role, which is affected by the presence of my pastel drawings, referencing movie stills, and my films, which allow me to take on different roles exploring (traditional) feminine identities.
For my most recent project, Angel in the House, I transformed the space of Galerie Noord (Groningen) into the interior of an alter ego living approximately 100 years ago. Like me, she’s 28 years old, solitary, modest and highly conscious of how she presents herself to the outside world.
Looking back on the past reveals how much has changed within a relatively short period, but also how outdated ideals still permeate into contemporary society. With this project, that continues into This Art Fair, I want to honour my foremothers, who as women didn’t have the same liberties as I have now.ellisscheer.nl