In life (and we really have nothing else but life), it is difficult to deny the transient.
Words, as soon as they are pronounced, are gone.
On the other hand their influence can be enormous and far reaching.
The same accounts for the images of the things around us; they change every hour of the day, they grow, they decay, but they leave an impression.
Let alone our own bodies: you hurt yourself and you feel that something has changed in your body.
The pain reminds you that you are alive; you are as ephemeral as the words you pronounce, but still you are as consequential as they are.
Els Snijder’s exhibition at Kadmium connects the body, images and words, and it shows their fragility and pain.
The exhibition is very lingual.
For the non-Dutch visitor that might be a problem, but that may not be insurmountable as the visual language of the exhibition is so clear.
Talking about the transient: this show has been barely visible because of the very strict Covid-19 lockdown this winter.
So Snijder’s exhibition had to be closed quite soon after its opening and it reopened only last week.
The finissage will be on Sunday January 30th.
If you missed it, take your chance on that last day!
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Contents of all photographs courtesy to Els Snijder and Kadmium, Delft
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