David RietdijkArt Breda
The search: aura
With this project I started a search for the self-evident way of choices in the core of my work, with an attempt to revalue my choices for objects and materials within my artistry. Walter Benjamin’s philosophical way of thinking about the aura (that it can be experienced as a distance, yet feeling very close in art) that every work of art carries, was a guiding principle to start this search. The desire to expose this elusive phenomenon and to give it a physical shape through actually looking for that spoken aura in my own sculptures. With the help of various measuring equipment I started to measure this amorphous term in a somewhat parody-science way, in different settings and surroundings.