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Annegien van Doorn: “Sometimes the real world turns out to be way more absurd”


“Children treat play as an absorbing and essential aspect of their everyday relation to the world,” says Dutch photographer Annegien van Doorn. “Why do we lose this natural playfulness when we grow up?” Luckily for van Doorn, she seems to have escaped the cull; creating photographs, videos and installations with a sense of mischief. By disrupting the fabric of the everyday, she manages to draw attention to it, highlighting the apparently unremarkable conventions which both govern and reflect our lives. “The banal, the quotidian, the obvious, and the ordinary fascinate me,” she says. “How do we give meaning to our daily life? I am looking for the places we use [to] transform our surroundings from one day to another. The traces we leave behind to make changes that give form to our needs and desires. These interventions speak about who we are and who we want to be in this world.” Born in The Netherlands in 1982, van Doorn graduated from the St Joost Art Academy in 2004, and the University of Barcelona, where she …


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