I do remember one thing...
it took me hours and hours but,
by the time I was done with it, I was so involved I didn't know what to think. I carried it around with me for days and days... playing little games, like not looking at it for a whole day. And then... looking at it, to see if I still liked it. I did. I repeat myself when under stress. I repeat myself when under stress. I repeat myself when under stress. I repeat myself when under stress. I repeat... The more I look at it, the more I like it. I do think it's good. The fact is... no matter how closely I study it, no matter how I take it apart, no matter how I break it down... it remains consistant. I wish you were here to see it. I like it!
Room Portraits by Menno Aden
Through challenging camera angles Menno Aden abstracts most familiar actual living environments and public interiors into flattened two-dimensional scale models. A camera that the artist installed on the ceiling of various rooms takes pictures downwards of the interiors. The resulting images lay out space in symmetrical compositions that look like assemblages stripped off any kind of objectivity. The views into private homes and secret retreats bring up associations of the ubiquitous observation camera. The notion of surveillance is systematically played out by the artist to hint at society’s voyeuristic urge that popular culture has made mainstream.