Barbara van den Heuvel (1972)
Born in Dreumel, The Netherlands


I think growing up is sensory. Identity is locked up in cells and surroundings, making the same journey through the body, going past judgement and thinking.

Gradually everything becomes part of you, both true and false, building layers upon layers without hierarchy. It happens to you without conscious interference.

I am trying to capture this complexity, this structure of identity, forcefully subjecting materials and objects to my will, fooling myself that I have any control.