Accumulation of Non Places
Non-place, is a neologism coined by the French anthropologist Marc Auge to refer to anthropological spaces of transience where the human beings remain anonymous and that do not hold enough significance to be regarded as 'places'. Examples of non-places are motorways, hotel rooms, airports, and shopping malls. The term was introduced by Auge in his work 'Non-place, introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity'.
I am intrigued by non-places. Having no obvious owner or identity they seem lost and overlooked. There is a sense of familiarity, yet at the same time mystery to them.
Myrthe Biesheuvel is a visual artist born and raised in The Netherlands. She studied for a BFA with a concentration in Painting at the University of North Carolina Charlotte in the USA and got a diploma in Classical Painting and Drawing Techniques at the Wackers Academie in Amsterdam. Myrthe currently lives and works in Singapore. In August 2021 she had her first solo exhibition, Dreamscapes, at the Gillman Barracks in Singapore.
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Photograph by Robert Burke Raby @rbr75