Marthe Biezen


Department: Man and Well being

Extended Drawer

Marthe Biezen is fascinated by the fragmented way in which autistic people perceive the world. This resulted in her project Extended Drawer: a number of stacked drawers 3.2 m long, 4 cm tall and 24 cm deep. The drawers can be stacked endlessly to form a wall. Biezen: “It is an analogue database. I want to show that everyone has their own way of fragmenting and creating order.” As there is so little space in the drawers, the user has to think very consciously about what to save and what not. And the limited space means you can only save things if they are fragmented.

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Project-42 Marthe  Biezen
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Photographs: Femke Rijerman