Karin van Roosmalen's work was about space and spaces—how we inhabit our built environments, about the effects of our mobile lives on those environments and about the tension between functioning effectively in the world with minimal means and the compulsion to accumulate stuff.
She looked at location and the local as a performative and relational activity. Her works were made up of configurations, of disparate components drawn from a variety of sources such as traditional drawing and painting, tailoring, building and light engineering, making no distinction between art and other areas of cultural production.
Part of the Arrival series (July – September, 2003).
To go you have to leave, but when you arrive what parts of where you have been arrive with you? Do we have to leave to arrive?