‘Cross-Examinations’ is an exercise in writing, erasing, and rewriting. Its four, increasingly layered iterations interrogate issues pertaining to torture, pain, and being. They engage a series of texts and works, such as an exchange between Heidegger and Jünger, poetry by John Donne and Jean Daive, a novel by Nachoem Wijnberg, Cranach’s ‘The Martyrdom of Saint Catherine’, Broodthaers’s ‘Fémur d’homme belge’ and ‘Fémur de la femme française’. A constant attempt to reassess its own claims, ‘Cross-Examinations’ is a palimpsest, printed and reprinted until the ink becomes page.”
Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei
A publication produced by Extra City Kunsthal.
Text by Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei
With contributions by: Nicoline van Harskamp, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Willem Oorebeek & Léon Spilliaert, Anja Kirschner & David Panos
Edited by Mihnea Mircan
Design by Remco van Bladel & Andrea Spikker
Published by MER. Paper Kunsthalle, Ghent