Gerrit Rietveld Academie
A Proper Dish
Against the backdrop of the role of women, Roos Quakernaat examines the common language of everyday objects, the space they occupy and the movements they yield. The artist provokes light-hearted associations by bringing together photographs and elements of found footage. There is an aspect of fun yet also of a slightly morbid atmosphere, where Quakernaat points to 1950's housewife calisthenics as a metaphor for restriction and subordination. Quakernaat adresses themes like the functioning of dysfunctional people in society, and the absurdity of certain social habits.