In a lot of my artworks I try to evoke a moment of absurdity, alienation and confusion. These moments are exactly the ones that precede every good joke. Also, for the audience, these moments create the expectation of a clarifying punchline. This expectation will never be fulfilled. I want my artworks to function as a tribute to alienation, confusion and absurdity. A good tribute does not explain its subject, it just strengthens it.
By working with temporary installations, remixed objects, video sketches, performative manifestations and curated exhibitions, I try to provoke situations in which the borders between script and reality fade.
During 2020’s This Art Fair I will collaborate on a guided tour programme for all ages with my studio mate Maarten Bel. Hope to see you there!www.willemdehaan.be