A Talk to the Leftovers


A Talk to the Leftovers was a ghostly conference, transposing the Bourgeois Leftovers exhibition at de Appel — where the work was presented — into the past, thus becoming itself a "leftover”, a residue from an anterior time.

The installation was composed of a table and chairs, a screen, a video and an asexual voice, played by a pair of speakers.

The voice discussed Dutch paintings from the 30s and 40s, collected by the Van Abbemuseum — and exhibited for the show Bourgeois Leftovers. It questioned the status of image through time and the way historical discourses transform the meaning of works of art.