Peter Waterschoot: Soul Hotel | Portfolio

I drew an axis from Venice up to Hamburg, in consecutive travels, residing in reclusion, counterbalancing with backstage stops at Burlesque-and dragqueen shows. Trying to stay ahead of rapid gentrification. It seems that throughout Europe an Old Soul is disappearing. “Everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance”(*Kurt Vonnegut).

The locations I am hunting for, are, in the photoworks, totally freed from time and space, resulting in a somewhat strange, partially comforting, partially suffocating atmosphere. I call it Neon Poetry. It is my aim to bend kitsch into aesthetics. There are a lot of film noir and other cinematical influences in my photo work. In my recent shows I noticed that I was storytelling because all the imagesreally work well together, and they do so in all directions! The viewer can read many stories. In recent shows I more and more felt the need to give the images ‘a chance on their own'. Hence I now choose for as much decontextualisation and détachement as possible, which is leading towards new work literally to be called 'Singularities'.

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