De tweede kamer

In December 2018, I was invited to participate in a group exhibition which would take place in the building of the former ministry of social affairs and employment. My first thought was that this would be the perfect opportunity to make a site-specific politically engaged work. I started researching Dutch politics thinking that I would find a spicy topic I could criticize in this exhibition. This way of thinking was a dead end and fortunately I arrived at a very important realization which was: why should I, who do not follow Dutch politics, do not vote for the Dutch general elections and do not speak the language, criticize the job of the Dutch politicians? I decided to approach Dutch politics visually and use its aesthetics as inspiration. I have always found statistics graphs and infographics very interesting so I decided to use the Dutch government infographic and recreate it three dimensionally. Instead of colorful dots I used buckets filled with water and various pigments to differentiate among the different political parties.