The exhibitions that the FotoMuseum has been organising with Bozar in the Centre for Fine Arts since 2005 always use the museum’s collections as a starting point. The Junctions series, the third edition of which is being held in 2012, seeks to find new ways in, new perspectives and angles on the FotoMuseum’s enormous collection. The Junctions series lets contemporary photographers put together an exhibition using the FotoMuseum collections in combination with their own work.
Lara Dhondt’s work deals with the idea of daydreams. She uses litter and waste materials that she finds on location during one of her walks to create her own constructions, which are, at the same time, part of the environment. These creations are often connected to the idea of shelter, and are built around the dimensions of personal space. The shelter can be seen as a primary sculpture, a sculpture that is left behind in the public space and can only exist for a short time. These demarcations of space and primary sculptures become nomadic symbols – poetic stages for ideas of resistance and psychological migration.
These public sculptures reappear later as photographic representations in the exhibition room, printed on materials such as rusted steel, cardboard, paper, and wood.
Lara Dhondt (born in Turnhout in 1979) lives in Brussels and works with the urban landscape. In her work she uses different media including photography, installations, video, typography, and performance.