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The Man Who Became Two Men

'The Man Who Became Two Men' was a duo exhibition at Atelier Oh Nee that derived from a fairytale with the same name, written in collaboration with Caroline Straver.


















Exhibition text (as well as the first chapter of the fairytale, translated in English by Natasha Rijkhoff) 

𝘖𝘯𝘤𝘦, 𝘢𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘯𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘧𝘦𝘭𝘭, 𝘢 𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘸𝘰 𝘥𝘰𝘨𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘴, 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘪𝘯 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘢 𝘭𝘰𝘤𝘬𝘦𝘥 𝘥𝘰𝘰𝘳. 𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘥 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘥𝘰𝘨𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘥 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘨𝘰 𝘰𝘶𝘵𝘴𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘢𝘴 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘧𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘥 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘨𝘰 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘭𝘦𝘦𝘱, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘨𝘰𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘯 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘬𝘦𝘺 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘥𝘴𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘵𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘩𝘦 𝘬𝘪𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘨𝘰𝘰𝘥𝘯𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵. 𝘚𝘰 𝘪𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘣𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘭𝘰𝘤𝘬𝘦𝘥 𝘥𝘰𝘰𝘳 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘸𝘰 𝘥𝘰𝘨𝘴, 𝘙𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘓𝘰𝘯𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘨.

𝘏𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘧𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘴𝘭𝘦𝘦𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘭𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥𝘯'𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘵𝘪𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘳𝘰𝘸. 𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘴𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘦 𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘭𝘺𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘯𝘦𝘹𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘦𝘳? 𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘯 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘣𝘦𝘥𝘴, 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘣𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘺 𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘴𝘦𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘵𝘭𝘺 𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘴𝘦𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘵𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳, 𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘴𝘯'𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘪𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘭𝘦𝘦𝘱. 𝘏𝘦 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘤𝘬𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘰𝘰𝘳 𝘴𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘭 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘴 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘯𝘰 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘴𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘥.

𝘞𝘦𝘭𝘭, 𝘢𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘶𝘭𝘭 𝘮𝘰𝘰𝘯 𝘳𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘨𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘺 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘣𝘦𝘨𝘢𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘯𝘦𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘣𝘰𝘳𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘥, 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘭𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘰𝘯 𝘩𝘦 𝘰𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘴𝘢𝘸 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘦 𝘢𝘵 𝘴𝘦𝘢. 𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘴 𝘩𝘦 𝘰𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘴𝘢𝘸 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘦 𝘢𝘵 𝘴𝘦𝘢, 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘢𝘥 𝘵𝘰𝘶𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘥 𝘩𝘪𝘮 𝘴𝘰 𝘥𝘦𝘦𝘱𝘭𝘺. 𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘯𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘴 𝘩𝘦 𝘰𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘴𝘢𝘸 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘦 𝘢𝘵 𝘴𝘦𝘢, 𝘴𝘯𝘢𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘺 𝘸𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳. 𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘪𝘴𝘩 𝘩𝘦 𝘰𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘴𝘢𝘸 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘦 𝘢𝘵 𝘴𝘦𝘢, 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘱 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘴. 𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘳𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘩𝘪𝘮 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘦 𝘢𝘵 𝘴𝘦𝘢, 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘧𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘭𝘺 𝘴𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘕𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘩 𝘚𝘵𝘢𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘦𝘭𝘴𝘦. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘳𝘦𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘦, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘰𝘰𝘳 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘭𝘰𝘤𝘬𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘰𝘯, 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘪𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘰𝘯 𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘥 𝘴𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘦 𝘢𝘵 𝘴𝘦𝘢. 𝘕𝘰, 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘮𝘰𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘺 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘪𝘵𝘺, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘣𝘦𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘴, 𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘰𝘸𝘴, 𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘷𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘺𝘴, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘢 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘧𝘢𝘳 𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘺. 𝘐𝘵 𝘧𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘥 𝘩𝘪𝘮 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘴𝘰𝘳𝘳𝘰𝘸. 𝘏𝘰𝘸 𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘩𝘢𝘥 𝘪𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘥 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘴𝘦𝘢? 𝘏𝘦 𝘧𝘦𝘭𝘵 𝘰𝘭𝘥, 𝘴𝘰 𝘰𝘭𝘥.

𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘰 𝘪𝘵 𝘤𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘸𝘰 𝘰𝘭𝘥 𝘮𝘦𝘯.