© Daphne van de Velde, Worry About Moisture Escaping The Fruit, 2019-2020

Daphne van de Velde (born 1973) is a Dutch multimedia artist whose work blends photography, video and installation. Worry About Moisture Escaping the Fruit engages with concepts of the body in the digital age, questioning how to conceptualise corporeality through the flat screens that have become the default way of engaging with one another. 

© Daphne van de Velde, Worry About Moisture Escaping The Fruit, 2019-2020
© Daphne van de Velde, Worry About Moisture Escaping The Fruit, 2019-2020

Van de Velde explains that, in the project, ‘The body becomes an image and the image becomes the body.’ ‘I explore the border as a transition zone between the inside and the outside,’ she continues, ‘using the skin as a metaphor.’ Photography paper functions as a stand-in for skin, a transitional zone between the internal and external. van de Velde distorts the flat surface of her photographs, manipulating them to produce fragile, ruin-like sculptures. She then constructs installations comprising photographs, fabrics, steel and drip trays, allowing the beholder to view the images from different angles, adding further dimensionality to the experience and transcending the limitations of the photographic medium. 

Daphne van de Velde graduated from the Fotoacademie Amsterdam. 

© Daphne van de Velde, Worry About Moisture Escaping The Fruit, 2019-2020
© Daphne van de Velde, Worry About Moisture Escaping The Fruit, 2019-2020
© Daphne van de Velde, Worry About Moisture Escaping The Fruit, 2019-2020
© Daphne van de Velde, Worry About Moisture Escaping The Fruit, 2019-2020
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