L'esprit de l'espace
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L'esprit de l'espace

2008-2017

Karin Borghouts is fascinated by places. Her keen, analytical eye allows her to touch the sensitivities in the environment, interiors and buildings. Doors, windows, corridors and stairs are approached with an archetypal significance. Spatial information is no longer present but is elevated by the photo to a conscious observation field by which the poetry of human spatial action can rise to the surface. The soul of combined coincidence and human (in)ability sensitively strips the concealing veil of unconscious perception. Karin Borghouts’ photos are situated on the edge between documentary language and inner vision. Like no other photographer, she feels the monumentality of the buildings and museums. The grandeur and vastness of the rooms that she depicts in the flat surface of the photo are fascinating. The images are a showcase full of fine, meticulous details that are captured thanks to the high-quality technology in taking the photo as well as the high-quality printing. Work in progress.

  • Large household waste

    2001

    Large household waste

    One of the starting series of Karin borghouts. Large household waste waiting to be collected formed…

  • The Show

    2001-2009

    The Show

    A picture of an exhibition room with empty showcases. The exhibited objects are gone and this gives…

  • Interludium

    2009-2016

    Interludium

    Interludium (Interlude) is a visual research into exhibition spaces and museums. Can we see the…

  • Construction sites

    2012-2014

    Construction sites

    Karin Borghouts was selected as a city photographer of Antwerp, Belgium from March 2012 until March…