David Joosten graduated from the Photography department of the
Royal Academy of Art in 2012 with his project INFINITE SYMMETRY. This video installation is the point of departure in a search for perfection deriving from Joosten’s fascination with the untouchable qualities of a symmetrical face, posture, movement and rhythm. He was inspired by the mathematical exactness of Da Vinci’s Vetruvian Man.
Symmetry and beauty take centre stage in this installation. VANISHING
POINT (2014) is the sequel to
INFINITE SYMMETRY. VANISHING POINT shows a darker, more oppressive image: perfection can also be destructive and ask for sacrifices. The unending loops in INFINITE SYMMETRY give way to the infinity of the vanishing point in four moving symmetrical portraits.
By navigating the borders of photography and film David Joosten makes moving photographs that have no beginning or end.
Film still/photo by artist