DE BE ST (Squatting Kit)

2018 | Painting Installation
painting series of threes in variable dimensions

DE BE ST is a collection of three paintings of a chair, a bed and a table labelled as DE 01, BE 01 and ST 01. The piece builds on the occupation of and accessibility to space through using squat codes against the context of old Dutch law (before the prohibition of occupation), where the presence of a chair, table and bed in the occupied building gave the right to declare oneself a new inhabitant. Named with initials and numbers, the collection resembles an industrial furniture store. In this way, Suzan Noesen investigates the legitimation of mental space through the painted representation (figuration) as well as through the position of the paintings in space.