ASCENSION

‘’ Without the high flight of the mind, we are nowhere ‘’

I eat nature to live and to live, nature eats me in return. Neither nature nor I really die. There is only an amalgamation, a mutual transformation.
Consciousness is an excellent medium for spiritual contact with the soul.  
We cannot break the link in a step that does not depend on us. If individual life is just a physical walk and the body an envelope to be inhabited by a human being, it is the human spirit that acts and gives this soul to this physical carcave. Ascencion is often a metaphor for the here and now in all its manifestations, not shrinking from daring to ask vital questions and confront us with the existence of imperfection and mortality.
Ascension embodies the idea that everything is connected and that we are constantly in transition, and it puts the emphasis on representation instead of establishment.
 

Echo of (T)Here

In a society that is increasingly progress - and youth - orientated, death seems to become a taboo. 
The focus of my work consists of layers and linkages of the histories that  have been etched,trapped and stratified in the soil of the earth.
Millions of creatures and human beings have come and gone and
have become one with the land they once lived on.

I am interested in creating a unity of opposites that  constitutes our world.
Dead and alive.
 

Adieu L'Enfance

For quite some time now, religion has been losing favour with the Dutch. Up until the mid 1950’s, religion still was ubiquitous in The Netherlands. It showed in the powerful position held by the clergy in society, the architectural dominance of public spaces by churches and in art: The Bible was the main source of inspiration for artists. Nowadays, clerical real estate and religious objects are increasingly used for profane ends.With a series of objects titled “A Dieu l’enfance”, Victor Sonna refers both to a past in which religion and art were intimately entwined but also to the slow distancing process between them. In this process, desecration/destruction is always the source of new acts of signification.

Nobody gives a Shit about Rietveld in Mali

It means “field of reed”

 

Future Nostalgia-Masterpieces

Why, after the great artists, do people ever try to do anything again?
Great Art is deeply ordered. Even if within the order there may be enormously instinctive and accidental things, neverthless I think that they come out of a desire for ordering and for returning facts on to the system in a more violent way.

In the end, our society will be defined not only by what we create, but by what we refuse to destroy.
 

Anatomy of Identity

A skin is smooth on the outside and rugged on the inside.  Our past and present are two sides of the same coin. We carry our individual pasts with us wherever we go, while also having  a past shared with others as a group, family or nation,both aspects influencing the present.