Artist residency, 2021, Tegelen (NL)
The research was part of an artist residency in a former cigar factory. Six holes have been cut into the concrete slab. Out of the rubble emerges a site for material collection; a source from which new composites, interactions, and imaginaries can form.
Traces found within the building, petrified. Moving from fluid to solid, the flat casts show the process of the concrete as a cast material. At once smooth and rough, fragile and unbreakable, the casts form an intimate gesture that asks to be touched and reveals what may have gone unnoticed – traces of past uses, structures, holes and scratches.
A visitor explained that he had spent a summer removing a wooden floor from the concrete structure, only to discover the holes from where it had been attached, now inverted, in one of the casts.