Mind's Eye
Mind’s eye is my research into Grandparents.
In the summer of 2020 I started working at “Rudolf Steiner Zorg”, A care facility for the elderly. I’ve always had a weak spot for the elderly and therefore enjoyed my job to the fullest. At a certain moment I started bringing my camera to work, to capture and entertain the residents. During work I suddenly realized that I don’t have any memories of my own grandparents. They all passed away when I was just a baby. I noticed I was investigating the feeling of having grandparents. That was the start of this project. I was bonding with the residents and wanted to keep them near me forever. Of course, this is impossible. Thus came the idea to document these “Oldies”, as I endearingly call them. 
I want to capture what it’s like to be with them, to be able to hold them.
Next to scanning their possessions, I started scanning the Oldies as well, physically. As close as one can get. It now is similar to a fingerprint.
They gave me new memories and warmth, something I have never felt before. By capturing the Oldies, the memory became tangible.
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