Galerie Tatjana Pieters, Nieuwevaart 124/001, 9000 Gent (BE)
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‘A line passes through our perception, a horizon as it were, which requires us to indicate certain things as implicit or explicit. What lies on the horizon could be described as neutral, or normal, although it is not easy to explain what this normality is made of.
Derived from the Latin word “plicare” which means folding or creasing, implicitly points out what is in the folding, and explicitly in what is unfolded. These two words can therefore only relate to what is foldable. A handkerchief, for example, is foldable, but in this case the words implicit or explicit are not immediately applicable. Rather than the things themselves, these words indicate the representations of these things, or - what are representations otherwise? - what we make of them in our brains.
The model of the handkerchief however does teach us that a folded and unfolded representation should essentially be the same. What plays tricks on us here is the extent of visibility. We know that we must replace the invisible by our own representations, but therefore, clouded by these very representations, often do not notice the visible.’
Luc Derycke, November