VAN DER SLOOT Marlous

Le Corps Vécu

Pays-Bas

2014 -

In the modern society we often want to forget that ‘the fysical’ is also a source of information. Because of rationalisation, we turned away from our ‘ordinary’ world, convinced that our senses do not learn us anything valuable. Only the objective is worth to hold on. But we cannot ignore our body and look at it as a “lifeless bag of cells”. We don’t just have a body, we ARE a body. Forgetting this gives us a feeling of a ‘sleeping arm’. In this condition your limb is biological still yours, but you do not experience it as yours. It seems the arm of a stranger…

‘The alienation of our body’ is the theme of my work. To make images very sensitive, tactile and fysical, I hope to give the viewer, all is it for a moment, back it sense of fysicallity….
(Christophe Laloi)

About the artist

Marlous van der Sloot (1986) graduated in 2011 from the Royal Academy of Arts
in the Netherlands, where her work developed towards the perception of senses.
Currently she lives and works in Amsterdam.

Her work has been shown at various international festivals, galleries and events
including: Galerie Voies Off (FR), PHotoEspana (ES), Journées photographiques de Biel/Bienne (CH),
Singapore International Photography Festival (SG), Fotofestival Naarden (NL)
and Slideluck Potshow Amsterdam (NL). Her work recieved recognition in
competitions as Plat(t)form, The Photo Academy Awards, Pix Voies Off and
Viewbook Photostory. Besides she works in commission for clients as
Nederlands Dans Theater, Korzo Theater and Me Studio.