The Collector is a multiscreen video installation, combined with a series of prints. The work is linked to works of literature such as ‘Locus Solus‘ by Raymond Roussel (1914), and ‘Life a user’s manual‘ by George Perec (1978). Both books dwell through imaginary surroundings: Perec meanders through an appartment building in Paris, Roussel gives the reader a tour on an estate, filled with art and experimental installations.
The Collector attempts the same: a tour in and around a building which seems to be a hybrid between a museum or art gallery and a home. The camera dwells through dining rooms, bedrooms, desks, hallways and other ‘functional’ spaces, all filled with – mostly contemporary – works of art.
These art works are all made by me: sculptures, photography, drawings, whole installations, paintings, etcetera – but none of them exists outside of the video/animation space of the work.