Elisabeth Tonnard



Iconoclast presents an icon of precise erasure, encountered in the floor of the reformed church in Leerdam, The Netherlands. No information is left on what was erased, or who performed the removal – which likely took place during the Protestant iconoclasm of the 16th century. An amazingly careful destruction has brought about not only the loss of signs but also the establishment of a new sign. This new sign has a peculiar status of being, shifting between what is there and what is not there. It seems stuck forever in the in-between.

Lambda print on matte paper.
Size 50 x 48.5 cm (width x height). Edition of 5.
Acquoy, The Netherlands, 2009.

Written by Elisabeth Tonnard

September 30, 2009 at 10:30 am