Several works shown during the Fresh Cacao exhibition in De Cacaofabriek, Helmond, NL.

Text about the works:

I am looking for the moment when a child transcends his controlled and safe environment. Is this possible within the set frameworks of adults? How free and unlimited can a game between two people be?

The works I am showing are all based upon personal memories. Some memories from long ago, others more recent. By reviewing those memories, or certain elements, I play with its truthfulness and at the same time I try to understand and find its origin. Within these memories I stumble again and again upon the existence of the child. It is - of course - inevitable, and I have become a viewer of the child’s extremely important vulnerability. I would like to see this vulnerability considered more as a tool in our society.

I have used materials such as plasticine (you can touch the colored bow very gently), a piece of carpet I found in a former elementary school, photographs I found back in my own archive and modified stills from unknown video’s.

One of the works is a slideshow consisting of photographs in which two young girls are posing. The photos have been made around the year 2002 and I recently rediscovered them. My friend and I used my grandmother’s clothes and played for model and photographer, but I can only vaguely remember the actual moment. There is a tension in trying your grandmother's clothes and showing them in front of a camera; this is where, in my opinion, the nascent sexuality of a child can become visible.

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Portraits in Agadir (2019)
Fresh Cacao (2018)
Kids wrestling, romping, playing (2018)
Is this in or outside paradise? (2018)
Memories from Steiner school (2018)
Untitled (2018)
Manifestation at the Fabriek, Eindhoven (2018)
Collection of drawings, photographs and sculptures (2017)
Verkrampt of acrobatisch of beiden (2017)
Nina (2016)
Moroccan wall piece (2017)
Moroccan goal (2017)
New sounds, new smells, new temperatures, new shades (2017)
Bjørg-Linde
Michaela
de Greeff
2018
Fresh Cacao
Overview on the first floor:
'Memories from Steiner school' - metal, plasticine
'Untitled' - oil pastel on paper
'down (daUn) → (nAUn) stone (don) → (non) beans (biz) → (minz)' - clay
'Is this in or outside paradise?' - analogue photo series from 2002 shown as slideshow on television
'Is this in or outside paradise?' - analogue photo series from 2002 shown as slideshow on television
'down (daUn) → (nAUn) stone (don) → (non) beans (biz) → (minz)' - clay
'Untitled' - oil pastel on paper
'Kids wrestling, romping, playing' - digital photos printed on papier, yarn, plaster
Untitled (2018)
Collection of drawings and photographs (2018)
Gym (2018)
Photo by Biek van Bree
Photo by Biek van Bree
Photo by Biek van Bree
down (daUn) → (nAUn) stone (don) → (non) beans (biz) → (minz) (2018)
© 2020 Linde de Greeff
Memories from Steiner school
Is this in or outside paradise?
Untitled
Kids wrestling, romping, playing
down (daUn) → (nAUn) stone (don) → (non) beans (biz) → (minz)
Girl leaning against a stick (2019)
The Bathers (2019)
The child and the spectator (2018)