PhotoBrussels Festival | ‘Dia-Exit’ by Steven Jouwersma

opening Thursday 26.01.2023 / 18:00 - 21:00
26/01/2023 - 26/02/2023

dinA, Nieuwbrug 3 Rue du Pont Neuf, 1000 Brussels

supported by PhotoBrussels Festival, Hangar, nadine

[EN] Dia-Exit is an interactive installation by Steven Jouwersma that will be shown for one month at dinAvitrine.
In an era where photographic memory is built up so fast, and without thought, what meaning do images still retain over time?
The artist built a special projection device that allows passersby to view slide pictures for the very last time before they are destroyed. The machine is activated with a button that is accessible from the street side. Each time a new picture appears, the previous slide goes into a shredder.

Steven Jouwersma started this project in 2007. He collected the slides from families in the Netherlands and Belgium, in exchange for apple pie. Most of the slides they had inherited from relatives, but they didn’t really know what to do with them. Jouwersma had a conversation with them about the origin of these pictures and made a video, which will also be featured in the vitrine.

DIA-EXIT is a work with great ambiguity. Jouwersma shows us slides that are beautifully melancholic and gives us an unusual insight in people’s personal lives. Although sometimes you desire not destroy the slide, the desire to see the next insightful picture is even greater, resulting in an audience that will always, reluctantly, push the button. (Feiko Beckers)

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[NL] Dia-Exit is een interactieve installatie van Steven Jouwersma, die gedurende één maand te zien is in dinAvitrine tijdens het PhotoBrussels Festival. Het geeft voorbijgangers de kans om diaplaatjes voor de allerlaatste keer te bekijken, alvorens ze vernietigd worden. De kunstenaar verzamelde de diareeksen bij families in Nederland en België, in ruil voor appeltaart.

[FR] Dia-Exit est une installation interactive de Steven Jouwersma, exposée pendant un mois à dinAvitrine pendant le festival PhotoBrussels. Il donne aux passants la possibilité de regarder des diapositives pour la toute dernière fois avant qu’elles ne soient détruites. L’artiste a collecté les diapositives auprès de familles des Pays-Bas et de Belgique, en échange de tartes aux pommes.