Willem Harbers

“Yes, that is something that intrigues me about your work as well. Maybe you’re not a “mad scientist” after all, but rather an archaeologist of sorts who has come from the distant future, bringing with him material remains or “evidence” from our contemporary civilization which he dug up somewhere in an effort to understand mankind in the early twenty-first century. Because this man from the future has to somehow identify meanings, functions, and connections—which is not always possible from the remote future perspective—he has to invent them anew based on the few bits and pieces of information that he has already. I guess that’s why your work sometimes appears both archaic and futuristic at the same time. And that’s where I can see affinities between your works and those of Panamarenko and Auke de Vries.

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