Machteld TeekensBooks and Texts
Thus her way of working can be described as ‘the unique phenomenon of a distance, however close it may be’ [Walter Benjamin] . ‘Distance’ is the pre-modern awareness that breaks through the ‘now’ moment of drawing and writing. With this way of working she places herself outside the prevailing views on visual art. At the same time, via her numerous texts, songs, poems and educative projects she is passing comment.