The miracle is dying and the viewer is dying with it. What is the value of mystery in our contemporary, seemingly disenchanted, world? Have we lost the need for mysticism? And what could its relevance be today?
The photos and works I present are often a mixture of images taken directly from our surroundings on the streets or in nature, but also documentation photography of my interventions and installations, by which I try to physically research those surroundings. Additionally, the photos I take in the studio are carefully constructed in an effort to further explore and invent imagery that may poetically signify our archetypical, sensory connection to the world.
What I deem important within my practice, is that the perception and the experience of people, which have been left disenchanted, are somehow approached and reinvigorated. Through conjuring up a certain pensive activity, I invite the viewer to assemble their own narrative out of the worlds I portray, one in which an unspoken poetry needs and deserves to be told.
As a concatenation of worlds, bodies and magic, personal mysteries will perform in the light which creates them, in my attempt to re-enchant the worldwww.koenkievits.com