I don’t have any intention to convince anyone of anything at all. That being said, sometimes a chicken just must lay an egg.
Meanwhile, this insurmountable situation is shrouded in mystery. After all, one might feel the urge to care for the egg but can only imagine what’s inside. It’s rarely empty though, mostly filled with vast amounts of personal experience. My work consists of these deeply personal collages that often deal with painful situations but are veiled by a layer of humour.
It’s not my objective to solve anything. If I had a cause, it would be to doubt. To operate from a state of ambiguity is to not only accept a place that resembles limbo, but to no longer see it as a dark or negative place, and to recognise it for its true potential: the warm embrace of uncertainty. It’s being safely inside the egg without the fear of the consequences if it were to break. It’s also queer, insofar as it entails being sceptical of the surroundings that form a normative framework in which doubt is minimised.
Emmie Liebregts (Tilburg, 1996) graduated from St.Joost School of Art & Design in Breda in 2020.www.emmieliebregts.com