“My most important and primarily finished project after graduation Bachelor Art studies is the extensive photography project “The Black Hole”.
I worked on this in cooperation with Jaap Scheeren from the beginning of 2004 until halfway 2006.
“The Black Hole” is an associative pictorial essay, within which the extremely intangible subject “the black hole” is enlightened from very varying perspectives.
Several figurative and literal meanings of the black hole, as e.g. depression, the universe, black-outs, literal black holes and experiences of isolation are substantially enlightened.
The bases of these photos are, next to information from literature and the internet, mainly interviews with experienced experts like psychologists, sociologists, astronomists and psychiatrical patients. The viewer of “the black hole” is nearly undetectably sucked into the sensory world of a parallel reality, which is agonizingly close to “the black hole thinking”.
The images are to be considered, in both their effect as their mutual coherence, as a perpetuum mobile, wherein the viewer is unendlessly stimulated to make new connections.”
More of Jaap’s work can be seen here
More of Anouk’s work can be seen here