Suzanna van Oers

Kennen-kunnen
2020
video
Ballon (placed against the ceiling)
2020
oil pastel on paper, string, wooden frame
33 x 25 cm
We hebben tussen wonderen geleefd, maar we hebben het niet begrepen
2018
video still
Holding on to myself
2020
video
Als de inhoud omvalt I & II
2020
conté on paper, wooden frame
33 x 25 cm

We humans try to make sense of the world. We label and organise it, hoping that this rational method will give us a sense of certainty and control, but during that endeavour we overlook other possibilities.

My work plays with our understanding of reality. I search for magic in the ordinary. I use my entire body as a research tool, like we all did as kids: climbing, hiding, roleplaying, etc. I gain understanding through physical experience rather than logical reasoning.

From these playful investigations, poetic interventions arise that exist in video, as public action or as installation. I create moments in which reality merges with imagination. In this way I give new meaning to everyday things and offer new possibilities of seeing, thinking and understanding. I want to break open the structures of our thinking and inspire people to rediscover the world with an open-minded view.

www.suzannavanoers.nl/
Kennen-kunnen
2020
video
Ballon (placed against the ceiling)
2020
oil pastel on paper, string, wooden frame
33 x 25 cm
We hebben tussen wonderen geleefd, maar we hebben het niet begrepen
2018
video still
Holding on to myself
2020
video
Als de inhoud omvalt I & II
2020
conté on paper, wooden frame
33 x 25 cm