Roenhorsts’ installations materializes her archive and memories. Dried acacia branches found by her grandfather. A fishbone pattern laid in bricks brings her father’s professions as a road worker into the installation. A video of Roenhorsts’ sister and Roenhorst herself creating an everlasting embrace. Together, the installation represents a family dynamic. Reconstructing the family memories, or re-re-reconstructing as Roenhorst would say, gives you a feel of the comfort and softness they entail.
Working with the broad concept of memories, Lobke Roenhorst uses her personal archive that includes photos, videos and notes from her family and youth to search for a balance between the personal and the universal. In some parts vague, like memories tend to be, the images from Roenhorsts’ archive come to life in soft, blue cyanotypes. The different pieces, stitched together, form a patchwork of pictures. Part of the long history of women’s crafts, patchworks or quilts like these are traditionally made to mark important life events. In Roenhorsts’ work, her cyanotype patchworks form symbols for the blueprints in her life.
The installation materializes her archive and memories; dried acacia branches found by her grandfather, a fishbone pattern laid in bricks as a reminder of her father’s profession as a road worker, a video of Roenhorst and her sister in an everlasting embrace. Together, the installation represents a family dynamic. Reconstructing the family memories, or re-re-reconstructing as Roenhorst would say, it gives you a feel of the comfort and softness they entail.
Eventually, I would like to create a diverse community center that provides residencies, a cafe, workshops, a garden.. A place where art, education, nature, food and farming comes together. But we'll see where the years take me! I'm eager to learn more and want to have different experiences that I can hopefully combine together.
Geleerd tijdens de studie
Learning how to handle obstacles in your process. How to be aware of different moments when you're stuck and what you can do. The teachers helped me a lot with that and I'm really grateful for that. Also the environment at school was really important for me. Everyone being in their creative proces, making different things, keeps you motivated. There is always someone you can walk up to and talk or ask about your work.
Overzicht van publicaties / exposities / prijzen / concerten / voorstellingen etc.
2019 - 2022 Bachelor of Fine art HKU, Utrecht, NL
2016 - 2018 Propedeuse Fine art and Design in Education HKU, Utrecht, NL
Exposure, group show Pastoe Fabriek, Utrecht, NL
PEEK, group show Pastoe Fabriek, Utrecht NL
Turning Torrents, groupshow AG, Utrecht, NL
As things turn out, duo show Stadsblokken, Arnhem, NL
2022 Travis Geertruida Prize