Untiteld (Folding 2) Jimmy Robert

video, 3:44 Courtesy of the Artist; Stigter van Doesburg, Amsterdam; Tanya Leighton Berlin Photo: Aad Hoogendoorn

A choreography of movements also forms the basis for his video Untitled (Folding 2). Starting with a piece of white paper which lies down flat on a surface, we witness the folding of paper. This time we see Robert’s hands making origami shapes. Bit by bit and step by step, as in a jigsaw puzzle, the image on the other side becomes clear to us. There is an obvious underlying metaphor which is like a construction of the image and the image we have of ourselves, reflecting a more profound meditation on the objectification of the body, the body as a two-dimensional image and yet at the same time the materialisation of the video.