Beeldt are digital photo collages, which are accompanied by short text fragments or poems. Image and text reinforce, disrupt or confuse each other. In their stories, the characters not only enter into a dialogue with each other, they also seek out the photographer or the actor behind their character. In this way, the viewer ends up in a scene that takes place in an interval of fiction, dream and reality. This invites someone to participate in the scene.
With the combination of image and text I investigate the roles of spectator, actor and character in the moment of time. By questioning them and examining their tipping points, openings are created in the viewer's consciousness. These each bring back their forgotten or lost stories, bring new ones to life or let them change hands.
Leading roles are played by characters on the fringes of society; children, the elderly, clowns, fools, henchmen, troubadours and eccentrics. Film, fantasy and fairytale characters also regularly pass by. They act as key keepers or messengers of lost values or hidden qualities. Their open-mindedness and truthfulness often provides a stage for wonder, fantasy and humor. They tickle the dexterity of the mind and usually ignore time.
I work with photos from nature, of buildings, I make portraits and self-portraits. Some works are made up of several layers. For example, I combine self-portraits with nature photos or I use portraits from old photo archives. I am also inspired by costumes, systemic constellations, meditation, dance and clowning.
During the creative process I go through different guises and roles, that of photographer, writer, actor, model, character and spectator.
I play with fiction, non-fiction and reality. Absurdity, philosophy and humor characterize Beeldt. I find the tension between different fields and worlds interesting. Confusion about indefinable behavior leaves room for reflection and leads to questions and new Beeldt-work.