LS diaries - Self-portraits b/w
Overview installation 'Sequences 16 (3x6) - Museum Kurhaus Kleve, DE
Lique Schoot is a multidisciplinary conceptual artist who is concentrated on the self-portrait as a vehicle for exploring the nature of existence.
At the age of 21, she made her first photographic self-portrait, through the years followed by remarkable other ones. In 2003, she decided to photograph herself every day. Finding a different aspect from which to capture herself, always hand-held and within arms-length, the photos are taken with a compact, analogue camera. Each month, she has the film roll developed and digitized so she can edit the images on her computer. She thus creates a continuous and open-ended record of her existence. She titles them by date (Y-M-D).
This photographic diary is a central source for 'LS data', her entire, growing oeuvre, encompassing paintings, photography, objects, poems, site-specific art, and installations. In all of her work, she explores the dual nature of identity as simultaneously the perpetual reinvention of the self and an equally willful projection of the other. Common emotions and great themes emerge from the quiet simplicity and persistence of her imagery.