For the Dutch Pavilion at the ongoing Venice Biennale you worked on a particular natural setting, the Venice Lagoon and the city of Venice: this is a very different environment from your native country, and a unique social and natural context. What have you discovered?
Beauty with rubbish.
In an interview with Jean Hubert Martin you talked about a definition of nature: "nature is the complete whole, and man with all aberrations and complex cultural achivements can not be without nature". Can you also define what is culture , a term which authors De boer and Huizing identify in the Venice catalog as an opposite copy of the nature?
Culture is all men makes, from song, digging stick till condom and computer, including science and philosophy.
The senses are the leading thread through your work in the Venice Pavillion, which is also articulated towards four elements: Rietveld’s architecture, the space of the gardens, the lagoon and the city of Venice. You had to work in contact with a nature you cannot find in your native land: how did this change your senses and your perception? Did you articulate a specific reflection on this particular place, on his uniqueness that combines nature and culture?
Chance and classification are two opposing categories that are present in your work. How is chance important in your work, and when otherwise do you think is important the concept of cataloguing? Is there one of these features that you consider more influential?
Do you think that finally nature wins over culture?