carels edwin

art machine. crox 3, April 1990. signpost. crox 17 , May 1991. crox
18, En Passant, Autumn 1991, location 11: Geldmunt 32. crox 24, Orbis
Pictus III, January 1995 . Added to the invitation: "ORBIS PICTUS/ DE WERELD IN BEELD GEBRACHT [ORBIS PICTUS/ THE WORLD DEPICTED]. Central to Edwin
Carels' work is the concept of viewing, the mechanism of representation and the relation between the viewer and the image, a world reduced to images./ In ORBIS PICTUS, a series of installations
also readable as diary fragments, Carels each time approaches the relation between the image and its subjective representation from a concrete viewpoint (a myth, a  poem)./ In this, the third installation it is a recovered glass photonegative. The space is discretely filled with reflections on media and the vulnerability of the image as a doubling of reality.
"Aux lieux des souvenirs..." Croxhapox #8: Croxhapox, a new start
(Dirk Pültau, De Gentenaar): "The basement of Aannemersstraat is
a nice place to stay. Edwin Carels, an artist who is also a writer (e.g. for the magazine 'De andere cinema') has wrapped almost the entire space. At the floor are packs of papers while ghostly newspaper pictures hang from the ceiling. A projector creates an image on a large glass: an enlarged image of a piece of skin stuck to the lens. Incredibly personal but at the same time very impersonal: the structure of the human skin simply creates a pattern on the plate, a pattern such as those of newspaper pictures which if searched closely only exists of dots. This installation straddles the border of a banal meaning (the newspaper photos) and the tangible loss of meaning (the projected skin). Because one really experiences the loss of meaning, the urge arises to go and look for it, to ask oneself what is said here -
while usually one simply passes by newspaper pictures and tv images. Carels' mise en scene sometimes is too emphatically explanatory, but it has quite a number of interesting elements piercing through." installation window #8 Tarkovski