Babel II 2007/8
Babel II shows people waiting for something on the streets of Bangkok and Singapore.
Rene Daniels in Thailand Art & Design Guide 2007:
We see photographs of people on the streets of Bangkok and Singapore – but the actual street is not visible in the images. The persons appear isolated from the city space they are occupying – the city space has been taken away by the artist. We can only imagine the space and the geography of where the people are. This approach makes the postures, body shapes, clothing and accessories of the individuals all the more clear and interesting to reflect upon. Bellwinkel successfully takes an exciting and provocative approach to what at first may seem everyday subjects – not by using advanced digital technologies to manipulate his images but by pure reduction.