chaos exposition

 

CHAOS EXPOSITION                                                               in 10 pictures (april 2019)

 

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These pictures are made for a joint exposition on the theme of “Chaos”. For getting better understanding the theme of chaos, google delivered some insight. According to the Bible, chaos was the pré-creation status of the universe, being an undefined, unnamed, grey and borderless substance. God started forming this mass by seperating light and darkness, earth and sky, adding form and names.

 

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From its undefined status to the universe as we now know it, it took God 6 creational days. According to science the forming process took billions of years, starting with the Big Bang. Who is to say what is true?

 

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It is impossible travelling back to God’s pré-creational situation, when He started ordering our universe. But instead of that, I could start “disordering” our known earth. Leaving away form, context and recognizability, leads to a small step closer towards the former chaotic situation. Unnamed and undefined.

 

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In no picture photoshop is used. The photographs are all taken from normal, known objects, like water, metal, wood, glass, cloth. It is just a sort of macro-photography. Sometimes further cropped-in, camera-shake, and using high ISO without noise-reduction to achieve a rougher appearance.

 

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In the process I learned to cross my photographical “comfort zone”. Discovering that my camera can be used in more than the custom ways. Experiencing that the common rules of sharpness, of for-and-background, the golden rule of thirds, can all be ignored. What started as a frustrating project, turned into a deliberating experience.

 

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