Wordcloud #1: Jihad Q4 2014 / 90x60cm
flags / 50x30cm
al-Baghdadis / 50x30cm
victims / 50x40cm / 30x20cm
parade / 50x50cm
The last quarter of 2014 I subscribed to five of the most read newspapers in the Netherlands (Volkskrant, Trouw, AD, Telegraaf and Parool), as an experiment in which I tried to get a grip on the way the same photos are explained differently in the captions of different newspapers. When going through these newspapers, I started noticing other things, and started categorizing those observations. Certain words, like ‘Jihad’ for example, made the papers nearly every day of the week, accept for Mondays for some reason. Monday was usually ‘Ebola-day’. I also started collecting ‘thugs’, ‘weapons’, ‘disasters’, and made special folders for all the pictures of national and world leaders we get to see on a daily basis. The project was split up in two different parts—Part One: Jihad & Part Two: The other news. Although the main purpose for this project was to research the above, I visualized the findings to get a better grip on the research. Ultimately this research-project fired up a line of new thoughts and projects.
Reviews: Eindhovens Dagblad
Text about the work: Foam Spotlight - Thomas Kuijpers: The Artist as Editor