Michèle Bergsma

Michèle Bergsma (1997) is a visual artist who looks for objects that fit her personal collection. This growing archive of photographed objects comments on the need to own. The flatness of the image enables her to store her findings in a consistent form. The objects are elevated from their original function as they are transformed into objects to look at and reflect upon.

‘My head turns involuntarily when I ride my bike, I spot a chair standing next to a container. The seat is missing and it is covered in gunk. I grasp my camera, while I get down on one knee to take a picture. The idea to take it home creeps up on me. People I pass look at me while they probably wonder what I will do with this defeated chair. It is heavier than I thought it would be. The frame hits my leg every step I take’.

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