contact nontact by abcouwer, annemarie

The work of A.Abcouwer is about human contacts or in fact the absence of those. Because of the many sources of information, such as television and the Internet , people withdraw into their own domains and as a result, a fragmented society develops, in which individuals get isolated and in which individuals live within their own schemes in different spaces. Living with and near each other in an (urban) landscape is changing rapidly under the influence of these media. More and more information can reach us through the Internet and television, but it leads to distance and fewer physical contacts between people. Her experience in television work has resulted in a fascination with the question of how people relate to each other under the influence of television. Moreover, She wonders whether or not the environment perceived by the senses is the true environment. The landscapes are impressions of an urban or a rural landscape. Reality seems present, but is not, and people, essential for contact, are absent.

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