Looking In with Thijs Wolzak
Design Museum Den Bosch
For the section ‘Looking In’ in Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad, Thijs Wolzak photographed people with a special home every week for six years. He scrutinized the interiors, listened to the people’s stories, and figured out how to capture all that in one image. The photographs were always a complete representation of this encounter, down to the smallest detail.
In Design Museum Den Bosch, 20 of these photographs are exhibited more than life-size on luminous displays that are criss-cross in space. The photos are so big that it looks like you can step into the interiors. They also work as a kind of walls, creating a maze. Seats have been made in between: small sofas, couches, kitchen chairs, tables, et cetera. All used stuff, so it’s a bit like being in someone’s house. You can view a photo from your chair and listen to stories from the residents via a kind of iPod. The idea is that the museum hall will become a pleasant place to stay where you do not want to leave.
The exhibition ‘Looking In with Thijs Wolzak’ can be seen from 13 October to 17 February 2019 at Design Museum Den Bosch.