Manon de Boer
Manon de Boer
The Untroubled Mind, 2013 – 2018
10 prints on baryta paper (12 x 16 cm, each), mounted on cardboard (36 x 40 cm, each), box (52 x 41 x 6 cm)
edition 2/10 + 2 A.P.
This series is a collection of stills from the eponymous film which documents constructions of the artists’ son over a period of three years. For Manon de Boer, the experience of time as indefinite and open-ended durations is vital for creative work: ‘I regard these moments of aimlessness when you can let your mind wander, forget time, and clear your head as an essential part of the creative process.’ In The Untroubled Mind, the artist observes and films her son’s playful constructions at home over a period of 3 years, setting the duration of each shot at 20 seconds, the length of time one can film with a Bolex 16mm camera when winding it manually. Through these collected glimpses of domestic reveries, we find everyday objects animated by a child’s imagination and arranged into precarious but often surprising situations. These are assemblages as time image, unhurried and unburdened with the expectation of arrival. They speak to us from a point of wonder and invite us to think about how we might go about spending our time — time playing, time looking, or time simply being in the presence of another.
€ 4.500 (incl. VAT, excl. shipping)