LS diaries 2003 – present
Since October of 2003, Lique takes one photo a day at arms-length with an analogue compact camera to create a continuous and open-ended record of her existence. The visual diary contains more than 6000 Self-portraits. All the photographs are titled by date (Y-M-D).
The Silent Artist
In her recent installations, ‘The Silent Artist’, Lique shows human life in a poetic and cinematic way. She both directs and plays the lead, each day a frame in aconceptual movie. The photos are an intuitive montage of film stills based on true life. They are a pure registration of felt experience.
Understood as a film, ‘The Silent Artist’ remains as close as possible to life itself. By giving the installations a poetic structure, the elusive and sublimated hidden phenomena of life are connected in a way that gives insight into the human condition. Our understanding of the meaning of the work flows naturally from our individual experience up to and including the work. This fragmentary poetic stream is an emotional appeal to the viewer to freely interpret a narrative and thereby participate in a deeper investigation of their own life.
An installation of 15 – 18 photos is made of each year and measures approximately 300 x 130 cm – 118.1 x 51.2 in. The installations can be combined with each other, showing different years together. All the years from 2003 – present show more than 350 Self-portraits.