Rixt de Boer

  1. Notes on travelling - 2015/2016

    ‘Traces of wandering’ consists of a series of 67 polymer plates. The work is based on a trip I made with a friend in 2015 of three and a half months, by car. The destination was Georgia and on our way there and back we crossed 16 different countries, in each one of them of them spending a different variety of time. During the trip I collected all the receipts that were given to me after every purchase. These pieces of paper formed a consistent trace of all the places I passed by - They were proof of all of the brief interactions that took place and of my presence at a certain place. After coming back I scanned the receipts and enlarged all of the logos, which I then processed using polymer press, a printing technique dating from the 60’s. The technique makes use of a zinc plate covered with a light-sensitive layer, onto which a negative film is exposed to gain a plate image in reverse. This could be inked and printed right reading onto the paper. The last part however has been left out so the images remain in reverse.

    Exhibition views:

    Exchanging Intimacies Quartair, The Hague 1435 mm, Prague


  2. Puinzak - 2014/2015

    pencil on paper9x12 cm 

    pencil on paper
    9x12 cm 


  3. Fân

    ‘Fân’ is an investigation to the relationship between objects and collective memory. Central to this video installation is the hay stack in Transylvania, Romania. This object is a constantly changing yet stable factor in the landscape and it is and has been one of the most important factors in the rural Romanian life. The axis around which peasant life revolves. The videos emphasize the relationship between the object and the landscape as well as the relationship between people and nature, history and daily habits.

    Installation views

    Graduation festival, KABK the Hague, 2014

    Graduation festival, KABK the Hague, 2014


  4. Stills

    light pt. 100:03:18 

    light pt. 1
    00:03:18 


  5. The Hills of Capernaum, 2014

    Performance 

    “What is worth more - A kilogram of stone or a kilogram of gold?” This famous question by the architect Adolf Loos is central to the ‘The Hills of Capernaum’. This performance focuses on bread, an everyday object that has been consumed by men for ages. During the performance bread is repeatedly being made, after which each loaf is photographed with a polaroid camera, to obtain an immediate and unique result. This repetitive act results in a growing collection of photographs. The title of the performance refers to the biblical story of the five loaves and two fishes, which took place by the lake of Capernaum in Israël.

    At: Gallery Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam. 


  6. Lapis Philosophorum, 2014

    From left to right:

    2 x Polymer press - 10,0 x 12,6 cm 
    5 x Cyanotype - 10,0 x 12,6 cm
    5 x Rubbings on Japanese paper - 27,5 x 19,5 cm
    4 x Etching on paper - 10,0 x 12,6 cm
    2 x Gum Bichromate - 25,6 x 32 cm
    3 x Black and white print on transparant paper - 10,0 x 12,6 cm

    Lapis Philosophorum focuses on the pavement of the Binnenhof, the oldest and most historic part of the city of the Hague. By means of using different photographic techniques, I tended to lay focus on the different characters of the different stones shaped by time and events. 

    At: Tweede Kamer der Staaten Generaal / House of representatives - The Hague 


  7. Interline, 2012

    Digital photographs

    "If you walk through the herd of sheep, it's like water; the sea of wool opens itself, lets you through as the animals outrun you and closes the whole you caused behind." 

    - Cecile Kruip, Wool artist 

    Interline is a series of photographs taken after the sheepfarm of my parents was burned down in october 2011. It was one of the 12 monumental farms in province Drenthe that were burned down between the years of 2010 and 2013 for unknown reasons.

    The photographs capture small monuments build with remains of the farm, by people who were part of the community that was connected to the place. 


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