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Labyrinth, 1998

Installation—collage, paint, canvas, metal, size: 200 x200 cm / 78.7 x 78.7 in.

The installation Labyrinth (1998) reflects on the errors of memory as an inevitable distortion of truth, asking simple questions: is the present a result of the past, and how do we read the past? The three-dimensional work is a labyrinth of meaning, a metaphor for personal journeys into the self and back into the world after knocking down all beliefs and starting again from the foundation. In a labyrinth, a path to the centre is the same path that leads out. The installation is strongly referential to the Meditations on First Philosophy, in which Descartes begins by observing that in early childhood we acquire beliefs on the basis of which we form others. When one ends up questioning many of the hoarded beliefs, the whole system is called into question. Labyrinth sustains Descartes’ claim that at least once in his life, man must give up his previous beliefs and start from scratch.

(Excerpt from, A Standing Now—Sempiternity, 1998 — A. F.)

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