The expo Wald consists of a series of 14 silkscreenprints and ran from September to November 2012 at the printstudio Blauwhof in Belgium (www.blauwhof.be). Each screenprint is unique, printed on paper of 600 grams and measuring 76 by 108 centimeter.
For Wald I worked with two main motives: a deserted, uninhabited ephemeral space in an old house and a forest. When I saw the space in this old house it seemed as if the landscape had come inside. These inside-outside movement was the main concept when I created Wald with the two main layers: a picture of the room and a picture of trees taken in a forest. While making Wald it was very interesting to see how each work influenced each other. All works were created simultaneously. Whenever I hit a further step in a particular print, the other prints were influenced by it. There was a constantly shifting hierarchy between the prints. My drying rack, filled with all screenprints in process, was very important in order to make this process visible – and became a creative tool too. Also the fact that Wald is printed with oil-based inks, with the consequence of a minimum drying time of a few days before I could continue printing, had a crucial impact on the process. For many weeks on I screenprinted, using this two main motives together with some other motives in different combinations. For the exposition Wald I made a selection of 14 prints.
Live soundtrack performed by sounddesigner Willem Sannen during the opening evening of the expo Wald. A musical interpretation inspired by the graphic art of Wilfried Pulinckx: https://soundcloud.com/willemsannen/wald