In this project Dirk Janssen goes in search of the role and meaning of referring in the artistic process. With the intention of making the use of references visible and open to discussion, he has, in addition to a literature study, held discussions with nine artists, including architects *, on this subject. These conversations have led to letters describing and analyzing their use of references.
The exhibition REFERRING contains nine image arrangements as a result of the conversations with the nine artists / architects. In addition to this primary arrangement, Kate Kerkhofs and Pieterjan Maes (master students of architecture) also show a re-arrangement, a shuffle, that seeks image relationships between the material on the different tables.
Based on the letters and the literature study, a first taxonomic arrangement was made as the basis for further exploration. It will be published in ONTO-03 together with the letters and a image essay by Maximiliaan Royakkers.