BCP (Black Code Project), 2014
Observation of the natural environment is a crucial starting point for Martin Brandsma. BCP which stands for Black Code Project' includes about 198 drawings of the tail feathers of the tail of a Great Grey Shrike that are located in several Dutch Natural History Museum collections. Brandsma draws the tails of the birds systematically. With its almost scientific collection he unlocks the relationship between appaerance, biodiversity and identity. He also pay attention to issues that concern not only the animal world but also that of human beings. Our identity is increasingly constructed and registered on the basis of printing, bar codes and biometrics.
text by Mirjam Westen, Museum for Modern Art, Arnhem
This project is supported by: Mondriaan Fonds.