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Installation Shot from Volumes at The Ravenstijn Gallery, Amsterdam, 2021







Exhibitions:
The Ravenstijn Gallery (Amsterdam, NL)
CREDIBLE_SOURCE, 2021
Video, 4K, loop

CREDIBLE_SOURCE consists of a newspaper archive covering the time from just before the covid pandemic landed in the Netherlands, to when the vaccine is being promoted. While organizing this archive, I was struck by how surreal all the front pages seemed to be a year after the fact - from headlines that headline "The chance of the virus reaching the Netherlands is small," to the front pages trying to predict day by day what the consequences are going to be. Whereas the front pages try to predict what is to come, the advertisements on the back cover seemed to take a following approach to events, and are therefore a much more accurate document than the front pages of the newspapers. The video consists of a selection of different newspapers from this period, in chronological order.