Imagine my object would get a natural life e.g. like a tree or a stone, things that are there by themselves. Ideally my objects will provoke a curiosity, a question; the viewer walks on, wondering and forgetting about it. Then after some time, triggered by something unpredictable, thinks of my object, and remembers it clearly. Now the object has found an idea, a mirrored double.
Among the skills I research is the skill of seeing/perseiving, the skill of 'the other', I'm at the mercy of this for my work. Simultaneously it is a practise for me perceiving others. To be a 'public', a listener, a viewer is a skill all phenomena need.
The use of (my) technical skills has become a field of research. I research my own skills, the politics of skills, the gender of skills and the ‘art’ of skills. As an artist I aware of my skills even though, as a personal policy, I love to use the right tools for the wrong purposes. It makes me very aware of all my gestures and thoughts.