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Seek & Hide

Site-specific works produced at the Museum van Loon, Amsterdam, for the solo exhibition ‘Seek & Hide’.

All is in all and it has always been depicts the spiritist séances Antoinette de Bach-van Loon and her husband frequently held. For this project Aëgerter selected some of the questions and answers from a book used by the couple for these sessions, which she had found in their archive. She had them embroidered on bed covers made of the same fabric as the one used in the museum. Aëgerter also found a blotter in Antoinette’s private archive. She used the pattern of the ink spots as the actual model or background for two textile installations in the house, Soul Imprints and Four Ghosts.

Colourful patches and white veils of Vaseline were applied on top of the glass frames of the paintings to give them a supernatural layer. Trompe l’oeil photographs of these collages replaced the paintings during the exhibition.

Related projects:
All is in all and it has always been
Four Ghosts
Soul Imprints
A. de B.

Credits

Seek & Hide

Four photographs and three textile installations of various sizes

source: personal archive of Antoinette de Bach-van Loon, Museum van Loon, Amsterdam

2010


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1. The Marriage of Willem van Loon and Margaretha Bas
ink on paper, 110×187 cm

2. overview The Marriage of Willem van Loon and Margaretha Bas, Blue Salon Museum van Loon Amsterdam.


beeld 1 H&S allegory 6th senses 84 dpi beeld 2 H&S allegory 6th senses installation

1. Allegory of the Six Senses
ink on paper, 84×110 cm

2. overview Allegory of the Six Senses, Red Salon Museum van Loon Amsterdam.


beeld 5 H&S felix and gisele van Loon Schaapjeskamer installation

beeld 7 H&S felix and gisele van Loon Oval meisjebeeld 6 H&S felix and gisele van Loon Oval jongen

Maria / Gisèle van Loon and Jan / Félix van Loon in the ‘Schaapjeskamer’ Museum van Loon Amsterdam.
ovals, each 84 x 67 cm


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All is all and it has always been
Two pieces of bed sheets connected with text embroidery, 200X150 cm each


beeld 11 H&S four ghosts Tuinkamer 2 ghosts leftbeeld 12 H&S four ghosts Tuinkamer

Four ghosts
A series of 4 double-sided jacquard woven tapestries
Mohair, acrylic and phosphorescent threads
each 200 x 80 cm

beeld 13 H&S soul imprints Tuinkamer curtain leftbeeld 14 H&S soul imprints Tuinkamer curtain right

Soul imprint
A pair of double-sided jacquard woven tapestries
Mohair, acrylic and phosphorescent threads
each 250 x 200 cm

beeld 15 H&S soul imprints Tuinkamer general view

overview Four ghosts and Soul imprint, Garden room Museum van Loon Amsterdam.

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