Ella

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Gijselhart 


About



When I wander, I often look down, looking for interesting things I can find on the streets.
These things include odd objects but everyday scenes like pedestrian crossings as well.
As a child I tried to walk as much as possible on the white lines of the crossing.
It was a fun game but there was also another reason, if I wasn’t able to walk on the
white lines I was afraid that something bad was waiting.  I am interested in these kind of
fantasies and I look for ways to represent these in images. By representing these fantasies
in a way that people recognize certain aspects, I try to open a discussion between viewers.

In the streets a lot of random items get dumped, for example mattresses or catering waste.
The way these items get dumped sometimes creates a sort of human posture with which
I can identify myself.  This moves me and creates an emotional connection between me
and the dumped objects. By visualizing these everyday street scenes I want to trigger
the viewer to associate with this posture and see what connection grows between
them and the objects.

In my work I look at the correspondence of images and how a collection of images
can create a storyline. By extracting these images out of their origin, transforming
them and combining them, their meaning completely changes and thus people’s
associations with common objects that are represented in the images change.
I want to see how these associations change and what the core of our
perception is. Using several media like image, video, text,
performance  and sound  I try to find a suitable way to
portray these subjects.


CV (download)

Contact?
ellagijselhart@gmail.com