In 2019, I was artist-in-residence at the Internationales Sommeratelier Aschersleben for 3 months. The history of the location; the former papierwarenfabrik (stationery factory) and with the information I gathered from the city archives, prompted me to create a series of drawings, collages with pay envelopes and photographs.
A selection of these drawings were shown in the exhibition EN NU at Pictura Dordrecht. Text accompanying the exhibition:
In these times when there is more attention for the shadow side of history and redefining it, women also come more into the light.
The woman in this series is drawn in white pencil on transparent paper, isolated from her surroundings. The woman emerges from her past. Because of the transparent paper, some of it can still be seen and discovered vaguely and fragmentarily. The rectangular area of the pay packet is her boundary. While the past vaguely disappears into the background, she seems to come forward and has to find her way again within new frameworks.