Stigmart VideoFocus Special Edition NQG

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Thomas Kuijpers An artist's statement

Thomas Kuijpers’ investigates how image and text represent the truth. He's interested in the way truth is constructed and always on the lookout for topics wherein the formulation of the truth is unclear. By playfully adding new versions of ‘the truth’ to a certain discourse of truthfinding; or distracting different versions of this truth within the topic, Kuijpers is constantly

questioning the value of the concept of truthand it’s representation. Kuijpers’ methodology involves a strong practice of research and the gathering of archival materials. By using existing materials, Kuijpers is engaging against the way we the image is abused in our modern day mediated society. He