PLAYING BORDERS THIS CONTEMPORARY STATE OF MIND
A sense of anomie and absurd nature is visible, which is read as a metaphor for the tormented man in today's society. Kruithof breathes new life into the materials she found in the office, through processing peculiar temporary. Playing Borders is a conceptual and poetic work where Kruithof weaves photography, installation and performance together. Both the project installed in an exhibition space as it's form as an unbounded artist-book including pamphlets, postcards and a poster call a strong physical experience.
Playing borders this contemporary state of mind is a fictional photographic essay which Kruithof developed at the beginning of 2008 right at before the start of the economic crisis in Europe. Kruithof got a squatted, 600 square meter big abandoned office space as her temporary studio and started to imagine a doomsday scenario for Western society. Playing Borders has a frenetic energy. It is chaotic and on the verge of falling apart - as is its subject, which is an almost empty, generic office space in which workers create performances.