Wieke Teselink of Mister Motley interviewed Anja Cohen and me as a result of our exhibition together: De dingen hebben jou nodig om gezien te kunnen worden.
The article is written in Dutch, you can find it here.
‘The living room is not copied from any magazine, nor the bedroom furniture is buoyed at a large products house.
No, carefully all items were selected and collected during the years. Somethings you search for something, or you get is as a present, or you simply find it somewhere. The things you use often are on top of the pile, the things you like to watch are in the front. The things that seemed completely normal to you, can be a big amazement for someone else. The people and their things. K. Schipper wrote: ‘De dingen hebben jou nodig om gezien te kunnen worden’. (‘The things need you, to be seen). Anja Cohen and Willemieke van den Brink used this sentence for their exhibition together, with both of their books.