How easily are we captivated by converging circumstances called, evasively, a coincidence!
There are things that cannot ever occur with any precision [nor] to be contained in mere facts. They are merely trying to occur; they are checking whether the ground of reality can carry them. And they quickly withdraw, fearing to lose their integrity in the frailty of realization. (B. Schulz)
Those things find retreat in a depository of disdained ideas – too magnificent to be materialized or too insignificant to even be noticed. They simmer right beneath the surface of everyday life. Too fragile to sustain a body of their own, the only possibility of their resurfacing is by virtue of mundane objects.
The reservoir of the everyday is inexhaustible – to draw from it means not only to elevate and aestheticize objects but also to open up their meanings by exempting them from the coupled regime of functionality and factuality.
In this way, the camouflaged works enter the circulation of things and introduce imaginative glitches into the matrix of reality. By exploiting habits, superstitions and dogmas permeating our lives, they expose the incongruity inherent in us humans, with our feet on the ground, head in the sky.
Currently living and working in Maastricht (NL), Emile (born 1988 in Maastricht, NL) graduated with a bachelor's degree form the Acadamy of Fine Arts Maastricht (MAFAD, NL) in 2015 and with a master's degree from LUCA School of Arts Brussels (BE) in 2017.