In the series of work that I present at This Art Fair, I explore what the Burgundian identity can entail by analysing the current interpretation in society and setting it against my own interpretation of Burgundian history.
Nowadays, the term Burgundian is mainly used as an adjective to indicate the enjoyment of life. There are similarities with regards to the historical Burgundian identity, but this term is more nuanced and entails more. You could state that historical facts are set, but interpretation depends on individual perception.
When the past – which often plays a role in identity formation – is subjected to interpretation, to what extent do we behave in line with our identities, and to what extent are historical notions part of this identity?www.floorsnels.nl