“My first work was based on the floorplan of my room (18 years old). My plan was to write about these rooms for the rest of my life. Then I discovered that it was better to write with objects. And I got really obsessed by the way objects dictate our thinking and how our thinking is directed by the objects that surround us. And so it became very logical to build a selfportrait with objects.”

Mark Manders in de video voor zijn tentoonstelling ‘The absence of Mark Manders’ in het Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht, 2020.