38 (thirty-eight!) c-prints on multiplex
122 x 300 cm each
Laan van Vollenhove, Zeist
idea: December 2007; process: January-March 2008; completion: Summer 2008
Client: A t/m Z kunstwerk, Utrecht
Like in a 'happy families' game, this quintessential game has one theme that is broken down into five coherent objects. The themes are all connected to interior 'Household goods' and the quintets deal with 5 different parts. For example in the picture above; five coffeemakers have been grouped into one quintet. There are 8 different quintets: flowers and plants, benches, cutlery, telephones, bowl and roast, chairs, coffee, cup and saucer.
The 5 chinese elements (earth, fire, metal, wood and water) are depicted in edited photographic images.
The quintet objects are technically approached in a different way; not photographical but sharply drawn in line.
The inhabitants of the highrise can play the game, search for the matching families through te building (13 levels).
More about 'flatkwintet'can be found on the website of 'flatwintet'.(Dutch only, but with lots of images)