Utka Obscura : A Spatial Archive (Pastoe Fabriek, Utrecht, 2016)
Utka ; Another name for the Dutch city Utrecht /
Obscūrus (feminine obscūra, neuter obscūrum) ; 1. dark, dusky, shadowy 2. indistinct, unintelligible, obscure 3. intricate, involved, complicated 4. unknown, unrecognized 5. (of character) reserved, secret, close
The material of this archive was collected throughout my explorations in Utrecht, mostly by walking at night time. Shifting my viewing angles, getting lost in reflections and overlapping layers, inverting public and private, keeping my ears open for peculiar sounds, I attempt a research into what I describe as the negative space of the city.