Handshake Society (Rule of Six, Five, Four)
Ongoing photo-installation, part of the exhibition Statics and the Movement in Between at Frontviews Gallery in Berlin in 2010, curated by Nazli Gurlek . Handshake Society was later also presented as a solo project at Mikro Projektraum, Düsseldorf in 2010 and was part of the exhibition Finisterre at FoMu in Antwerp in 2011 and The Artist as a Collector at LLS in Antwerp in 2014.
Handshake Society is a selection of found, cut-out and blown up images, results from a research on the ways we shake hands and what 'hidden' psychological dynamics these often staged handshakes might reveal. The series examines both the subject of human psychology in power relations and how these gestures can be perceived as meaning more than what meets the eye.
On the occasion of the exhibition at Mikro, a publication in a limited edition of 20 was published with a text by Koen Sels >>Pressure and perspective, A study in reciprocal palmistry<<