Dead Darlings At Home
Thomas Jansen’s work “Sugarbomb” sold and bought at DD#8.“At first glance it was ambigious, to me it looked like a cloud or an explosion.When I understood it was icing sugar, I liked it even better, because I have a sweet tooth...And the blue is amazing in this photograph.”
Hanna Mattes “Pink Hole” sold during DD#8.
“Over the years, I bought a few works from Hanna Mattes. They’re hanging in my small Amsterdam apartment. While I go ahead with my busy daily life, there is always a moment during the day that my gaze strikes one of her pieces and makes me stop and look and feel. Longing. Searching. But also being comforted. It’s not a restless yearning, but an excitement for what may come and what has happened.
This particular DD piece is one of my favorites. Not belonging to a bigger context, it embodies even more to me that one moment in time, that could have been, but never will be. So it just is what it is: an image that makes me stop and feel.”
Katja Mater’s “Balancing Tasks” from DD #8."The picture shows a hand with geometric shapes on/above each finger.Reminds me of the'Hand of the Mysteries' from alchemy.It’s called “Balancing Tasks”.Each finger would have to make a different movement to keep all the shapes balanced.I hung it at the approximate height one’s hand would be when looking at it.I have it by my door, so that I will see it when I step out, as sort of reminder."
Noa Giniger’s “L*I*F*E”, a six melody card at its collector Dina Roussou’s home.“Here is where my DD art work stands: among other artists and weird cultural aspects. And my lovely aloe vera! Love it there cause it looks odd, people pick it up and the obscure sound reveals!I’m friends with the artist but had no idea it was hers before obtaining it! A Noa Giniger!”
Eva-Fiore Kovacovsky’s “Untitled” from #DeadDarlings #3 “A-Typical” in 2009.
“This photo was taken on the day her father passed away. A rare portrait of loss.”
“Global Lies” by Nuno Carrusca from DD#2 beautifully placed at its home.
“Global Lies, a Dead Darling given to me by my sister, sits inside a glass topped table along with a fading photo of Pope Benedict superimposed on a cookie, and framed Japanese food additives packets, two of which are branded Creap. The table was a gift from a dear friend, now deceased. It is placed at a window in the multifunctional art-life rooms I share with my husband, almost on the banks of the Hudson River in New York.”
Dead Darlings At Foam
Video courtesy of Foam Museum AmsterdamProduced as part of Dead Darlings' inclusion in the exhibition Collectivism. Collectives and their quest for value