Errors And Residuals – a plot

Sarah van Marcke

print-run 70 copies, numbered & signed
softcover, folded, frottage
265 x 203 mm, 630 x 710 mm, designed by Context is everything
English / Latin
self published, 2019

With the support of Research-unit Intermedia Luca school of Arts Brussels and CCHA Hasselt.


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Errors and residuals is an ongoing series of small artist publications by Sarah Van Marcke in which she explores the archive of Ignace D.K., a man she never knew in life. Ignace died in 2013, a few months before her parents would move into the house in the woods that was his home. In this house Van Marcke discovered Ignace’s universe, perfectly organized, ordered and orchestrated. Everything that was left behind was left for a reason; he made sure that, even after his death, everything would remain as he felt it should be. Van Marcke uses the archive as a means of talking about our urge to exercise control and the strategies we develop to try and protect ourselves from the contingent nature of existence.

The part titled a plot deals with the phenomenon of superstition, the instinctive tendency to find patterns in both meaningful and meaningless noise. An impulse deemed erroneous by the rational, empirical mind, which prefers scientific rationalization over the anecdotal.

SKU: 1803. Sarah Van Marcke