All Answers

The printed pages in this installation are imitations of pages from the “Book of All Answers”by Carol Bolt; a book the reader can consult when in doubt about a decision (Bibliomancy). I however have made only negative answers like “you’re just not good enough” and “it’s all your fault”, as a protest against forced positive thinking and the pursuit of happiness. Children refer to the childish wish to use magic to predict and shape future events. Their faces are imperfect and the drawings are hanging on pins, vulnerable like life: something bad will likely happen any moment now.

NPAF_GETTAIR2016_Brakkee_image_All_Answers “All Answers” 2009, 140 x 120 cm, pencil on paper, printed text on paper, pins