Sugar Falls In Water, 2018
Made possible thanks to the generous support of Institut Furkablick / Alfred Richterich Stiftung
Softcover, 224 pages
185 x 110 mm
edition of 750
During a summer sojourn in a large empty hotel in high alpine territory, the harsh landscape confronted visual artist Hanne Van Dyck with solitude,
silence and isolation. As detached presence, lacking any source of affirmation, she wrote this cannibalistic love story by scavenging the natural environment that surrounded her.
Sugar Falls In Water captures a personal experience, and therefore traditional grammar rules are not applied. The words themselves are not challenging. Van Dyck uses linguistic and visual strategies to organize the work as a whole and create new meaning. The mental building blocks she adds come to represent attempts and approaches to make oneself sensitive to and conscious of one’s environment, to one’s place in an ecology of things and interrelations. The harder we struggle to understand the words, the more we fight our natural state of emptiness.