Errors And Residuals – a view
Sarah Van Marcke
|260 × 203 mm
print-run 250 copies
260 x 203 mm
designed by Context is everything
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.
In the part titled a view, Van Marcke examines the constituent parts of a legacy, an attempt to preserve and maintain a certain order of things even after our death, and the possible failures lurking in the reality of the future.