Plexus | Shortlisted Project - PHmuseum 2020 Photographers Grant - PHmuseum

Plexus

  • The Spiral, 2019 | Four ball pythons around a hose from my grandfather's model-landscape.

  • The Black Hole, 2019 | A page of a magazine found in the attic.

  • The Door, 2018 | The ceiling in the old stables.

  • Grandma, 2018

  • Gate, 2018

  • The Others, 2020

  • The Garden, 2020 | A walled-up passage in the old beetroot cellar.

  • The Incident, 2020

  • Entrance, 2019

  • Instruction, 2019 | Instruction from an architectural kit.

  • Invocation, 2019 | Reconstructed building from the found architectural kit.

  • First Signs, 2019 | Pole behind a war memorial close to the forest border.

  • Making a Home, 2019 | Sculpture made from own and friends’ hair, collected over the course of a year.

  • The Unwanted, 2020

  • Disembodiment, 2020

  • Chance and Effect, 2019

  • Anticipation, 2019 | Jewellery Box carved by my great-grandfather before his disappearance.

  • The Sleepers, 2020

  • Plexus, 2019 | Core of a mycelium encompassing the whole cellar of the house.

  • The Source, 2020 | Leftovers from my grandfather's butchered pigeons.

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