Rune Peitersen, Safe Distance; LhGWR, The Hague

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In his present exhibition Safe Distance at Lief hertje en de Grote Witte Reus (LhGWR) Rune Peitersen (1971) shows rearrangements of found footage from the internet of war, political violence and its results.

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He isolates the pictures in a more or less aesthetic way, in the mean time posing the question if aesthetics are a way of getting to grips with the potentially alarming content.

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As such these works, which look a bit like fata morgana’s, can be interpreted as open questions, especially in the subdued and contemplative presentation in the gallery.

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Bertus Pieters

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