by Sonja van Kerkhoff, 1994

Mutability | Wisselvalligheid 14 x 25 x 5 cm, silkscreen print on transluscent paper
on transparent perspex held out from the wall
by a block of wood.

"Turn and find the loved-one's back
is not, after all, of marble,
and change is always possible.."

New Vessels by Sen McGlinn, 1987.

two works by Sonja van Kerkhoff + Sen McGlinn

Memorials + Mutability by Sen + Sonja in the exhibition
Threads of the day, Leiden museum of weaving,
Leiden, 2008

This work is about to the idea of change
or things which society or people consider as given facts.

The image relates to the idealisation of motherhood, which distances and fossilizes the reality of mothering.

The actual pedestal in this work is the piece of wood that apparently supports the man located between the stone madonnas, and actually supports the whole icon-like image out from the wall. The readibility of the image varies according to the light source just as our perceptiveness towards the day-to-day is constantly mutable.

There is a postcard available of this work.


2008    Threads of the Day   Leids Wevershuis, Leiden Museum of Weaving, Leiden, The Netherlands.

1994Prima Donna  Amazone, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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