HAY was first shown in 2007 'Watching the River Flow' at the Blaak 10 Gallery, in Rotterdam.
In contrast with THIS WAY WHITE, which lets the viewer stand by and observe; this animation
pulls your view into the movements of the letters. The selected characters in this film are all
very sturdy and structured, such as H-A-Y. Their restless activities result in never ending
collisions between form and counter-form, going up and down, or pushing left or right out of the screen.
Like in my paintings, I choose to work with rudimentary principles to make visible our present way of seeing
and understanding of textual images.
Visitors were able to walk back and forth between the two spaces, or relax on sofas, which is
a perfect setting for a private viewing. They had no idea they were looking at letters coming up
in the following order: H-A-Y-W-I-R-E-H-A-R-U-M-S-C-A-R-U-M-H-A-V-O-C until having watched the animation long enough the letters rolled into words that seemed to fit the picture.