Niels Watermulder

If, Then, Else
2018

IF, THEN, ELSE

This project is a ‘landscape’ in which I depict the search for my mother. Like a journey with an unknown destination. An impassable road.

During my childhood, she withdrew more and more. A flight from reality, far away and elusive. Delivering a struggle and wanting to survive.

What feeling do I look for, when she could never express a lot of emotion? How can I understand who she truly was? A parent may never really come close.

I explore a past that touches me and lives on in me and interprets the memories of a person who could never really be present. Voices from the depth, a flashback, unreal.

www.watermulder.com
If, Then, Else
2018