black on white

A folded white shirt is hanging on a wall onto which a black image is projected. Surprisingly, the black projection does not let the shirt appear blacker – but, on the contrary, even whiter. Almost immediately the white shirt is associated with a wearer and the memory of historically important trials is triggered.
The simple installation raises the question of sin and innocence but does not offer an answer. On the contrary, the viewer is confronted with the complexity of this topic and the variety of possible answers.
This work originated from the artistic engagement with the history and connotation of the white shirt. Furthermore, the artist encourages a discussion about the meaning of the white shirt and its production conditions.

 

black projection on a white shirt 2015