4 APRIL 2013 - 24 JUNI 2013, 2013
In her work, Lisa Vlamings concentrates on capturing the transient. My Millimeters, My CMYK, and My Thoughts (2013) is a trilogy of books in which she documents the lengths of her body, the colours of her face, and her thoughts. The human body is constantly changing. The permanently pressing gravity causes a human being to be slightly longer in the mornings, compared to the evenings. Light and emotions influence the colour of one’s skin. Our thoughts go everywhere. The recording slips out of your hands as soon as you think you have captured it.
In order to get a grip on this continuous transformation, Vlamings links each measurement to a particular moment in time, thus her books start with registering the time and the date. Without the concretisation of a beginning and an end, we are left empty-handed.
We chop our unlimited world to pieces, subdivide her into a variety of categories, and try to bring her closer at hand that way. A snapshot in time is a fragment of eternity. In a grand and intangible world, humans need fragmentation; the illusion of a standstill.
Each on its own as well as together, the books could be seen as a snapshot in time, a fragmentary self-portrait.
A measurement is like a series of consecutive decisions. The value of the self-portrait lies not so much in the data, but more in the manner in which Vlamings shows the personal longing for registration.
My Millimeters, My CMYK, and My Thoughts is the documentation of a performance.
MIJN CMYK, measured May 23 2:23:07 pm 2014. MIJN MILLIMETERS, measured from April 4 - June 24 2013. MIJN GEDACHTES 1:1, measured May 29 2014 between 1:15 pm and 1.45 pm f-mri scanner
Box including three books:
MIJN CMYK: L 224,62 mm; B 137,56 mm; H 14,20 mm. MIJN MILLIMETERS: L 224,39 mm; B 138,29 mm; H 20,28 mm. MIJN GEDACHTES: L 207,32 mm; B 183,53 mm; H 31,61 mm. BOX: L 240,74 mm; B 196,22 mm; H 78,43 mm. Edition: 9. Linen, munken lynx 80 gr. (paper), drawing paper (front cover), board (cardboard) (inside front cover + inner box), bookbinding glue, satin (read ribbon), cotton. Price on request.