"The Encounter"

location: Empty Storefront , Den Helder
period: September, October 2018
description: Print on textile with backlight,
commission: Woningstichting, Den Helder

The photograph is made on the second floor of the building, exactly above the spot where it is placed. Backlight makes the photographed space shine in the darkness. The light radiates aswell towards the back so the huge empty storespace becomes visible. The photograph looks like a small cabin, floating in a vast emptiness.

On the photograph, a woman and a man are looking at each other. Although it looks as if the man and the woman stand in the same room, she is only present as a reflection. Where is the woman standing ? Why are they not together ?