THIS IS THOMAS





_ 2021
    Volumes
    CREDIBLE_SOURCE
    Notes From A Meek.

_ 2020
    Hoarder Order
    Opt For Change
    We Are The Champions
_2019

    That’s Delirious! 
    #TRUST

_2018
    Desti-
    Rehab
_2017
    First Year
    Decor_
    Bad Trip
_2016
    Oh Yeah
    De Eerste Maandag Van De Maand
    The Brussels Series
_2015
    Waves | Hijacking The News
    Gesture
_2014 
    When The Twins Were Still Beautiful
_2013
    #IDIDNTJOIN
    Travis’ Encounter
_2011
    2750/2751
    Fusillading

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Rehab, 2018
installation on wall, 240 cm x 480 cm
wallpaper, photographic prints and neon sign

The short project ‘Rehab’ was commisioned for the Somfy Photography Award. After the Bad Trip-project I thought it was a good moment to retreat from my routine of excessive news-consumption. I proposed an experiment, in which I attempt to block out any form of newsmedia for an entire month, to discover what remains of me as a maker when I try to abandon this daily input -  which is basically the fuel for my engine.

As I expected, I found out it’s nearly impossible.

The wallpaper on the background of the installation shows my daily diary, and big red images that where shot in moments something penetrated my closed off bubble. On top of the wallpaper sits a neon-light, with the text ‘I Miss My Blonde Entertainers’, a self portrait with bleached hair, a drawing of a fictive front page I’d dreamt I missed, and a sequense of fading pictures shot in the forest where I used to play as a kid of the last generation withouth internet.

The project won the 2nd prize at the Somfy Photography Award
Exhibitions:
Utrecht Centraal (Utrecht, NL)

Interviews:
Somfy (NL)

Articles:
PF (NL)