15 definitions of fascination
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While a fascination for the non-rational has always driven her artistic production, the explicit involvement with Islamic tradition and Arab folklore enriches her practice in a fresh and intriguing way.
It is precisely this close proximity of the orderly, sunny side of life to an existence full of dark urges and unprocessed events that is a constant source of fascination for De Jong and which forms an important point of departure in his work.
The hearts knitted with red wool, more like organs than objects, the final work she produced for her Masters degree ten years ago, were the first public testimony to her fascination with amulet-like objects: dark and magical, lifelike and seductive.
For the picture presented by a film like Bantar Gebang invites a critical gaze that, from a fascination with details, via an analysis of the structure of the image, finally arrives at an element that transcends the purely visual, the compositional: the montage of the neatly walled shanty town on a rubbish dump.