Rini Hurkmans
photo works
Pietà, A Reconsideration of the Gesture


Concealment, still nr 2, 2020.


a series of 12 video stills of Motet
archival cotton-based inkjet print
34 x 29 cm (each)
edition of 3 and 2 AP

Concealment is a series of video stills of Motet. In the stop-motion film Motet, the relationship and confusion between perpetrator and victim are being questioned. This duality arises when interpreting the press photo of the moment just after Michelangelo's Pietà was attacked in 1972, which serves as the starting point for Motet.

Concealment shows moments in the film when the press photo is covered or hidden with different materials such as white flour and textile trimmed with bobbin lace.

Concealment, still nr 4, 2020.

Concealment, still nr 7, 2020.

Concealment, still nr 9, 2020.

Installation view of Concealment, still nr 1 to 12, 2020.