The Recollector | Spaarnestad Photo | Jasper de Beijer

 

With the Recollector de Beijer reconstructs colonial history with elements of the archives and brings it to life in a new environment.  As an archaeologist, de Beijer digs deeper into material from the archives of Spaarnestad Photo and exposes several layers of our collective memory. As a collector, he creates a shadow archive which is categorised associatively. As a movie director he leads visitors through the show, after manipulating his version of reality. De Beijer shows a clear, enclosed space where the visitor wanders around without a sense of the space itself. Watch an impression of The Recollector on Youtube!