Rooilijn
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Rooilijn

2002-2011

Rooilijn: Dutch for the boundary line between private space and the public road.
Karin Borghouts photographs places in our urbanised environment. She points her lens at the things people normally pass by. The photographs acquire - as a result of their well-chosen framework - an alienating character, rather than being objective testimonials. Street scenes are shown as closed spaces that capture the viewer’s eye. Paving stones, the texture of front walls, hedges, blind windows, door surfaces and pointless details are elevated from banality. These balanced and tranquil images place tension on the relationship between viewer and reality. Large format analogue camera.

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