Speaking without uttering a sound is a mute thing. His way of communicating seems like a language made only for a few, however Viktor Van Der Lak makes it universal, planting us in the face «the beauty of the act itself».
As Viktor explained to us, until 1700 A.D. the symbolisms were used in the Still Lifes, which in many cases by the passage of time have ceased to have it, since its meaning has not survived. The photographer rescues and updates this way of making still lifes and does it in the most direct sense possible, by using the Sign Language of the deaf-mute and gestures of everyday life, which will probably change their meaning over the years, as has already happened before.
In “TALK TO ME” the words float around the images, emanate from them, sending messages to the viewer, in some cases of anger, in others of approval, of love, of power… reminding us that communication is also the fruit of art and they feed each other. The hands, a part of the body that we normally use for everything, are our tools and to which we do not pay special attention, they happen to look like something extremely useful, delicate and beautiful.
Viktor told about his project: “I wanted to speak without uttering a word, without a sound, and get to say something.”.
Our room “The Gallery”, gives an overview of the artist’s work showing different sizes of the same. Thus, we remind customers that they have several options of the works, allowing adaptation to different spaces, as Hōrnō usually offers.