The Grassy Knoll:

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06.10.2001 – 11.11.2001
The Grassy Knoll, Museum Het Domein, Sittard

Museum Het Domein, in Sittard (Netherlands), exhibited an installation consisting of six photographs mounted on wooden panels. The images depicted anonymous office buildings with ‘blind’ windows, slightly out of focus. Using very large telephoto lenses, I was able to show their detailing from close up, while still at a great distance. The blurry effect renders reality more attractive and gentler, but also less easy to judge and thus potentially more dangerous.

The title refers to the site of the John F. Kennedy assassination in Dallas, Texas, in 1963. Because of the ongoing debate and persistent conspiracy theories surrounding the assassination and the role the grassy knoll may have played in relation to that event, the term "grassy knoll" has now become slang for suspicion, conspiracy, or a cover-up.

Publication:
The Grassy Knole [ontwerp: Michaël Snitker].

Link:
www.hetdomein.nl
www.hetdomein.nl/collectie