dutch version
Erik Suidman
In the sanitary department the world has dissolved behind static tilework. Sorrow reigns in cold compartments, consolation is merely a word. Amidst the lonely creatures on this page are the only stll-lifes in this oeuvre: boldly enlarged lavatory pans and other sanitary ceramics in desperate need of a cleaning lady. The series ´the victims`consists of works in various sizes depicting isolated human beings posing miserably in front of tiled walls. The characters portrayed are either waiting in a state of utter apathy or prey to hysterical convulsions. Despite their attire of common lingerie they appear to stand naked and deprived of hope. Ominous clues in deciphering inherent doom lie in the title spanning these portraits, and in the theme of the next segment.