Creative Ambivalence

Digital photo montages, inkjet print on aluminium dibond, 60 x 45 cm, 2019/2020

The tableaus were created based on my studies on the creative potential of ambivalence in the context of my PhD project AMBIVALAND. They draw from different processes and phenomena identified such as the enablement experienced as a result of the thorough pondering of an ambivalent scenario, the discharging of a tension-fraught mindset in the form of sparking new ideas, or the emergence of unexpected dimensions, fissures or pathways from an apparently closed and paralyzing situation. The chromaticity has been reduced to greyscale as shades of grey represent the overcoming of the entrapment between the seemingly irreconcilable poles of black and white ambivalence is often conceived as.

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