Behind these words

The recurring phrase Behind these words refers to the hidden spaces that lurk behind every sentence and word, where space is created for the imaginary world that language helps us conjure in our minds.

Nature is at the mercy of change and sometimes unpredictableility. Language too is fluid and indeterminate. It escapes fixed frames, and a word or definition evokes a different image in every reader. This fluidity finds its perfect match in Ruigoord, where nothing is fixed and a sense of wonder hangs in the air. In Binnerts' work, words are both subject and material, which she moulds like clay.

Behind these words invites you to embrace the enigmatic wonders hidden beneath the surface. In the depths of the ground beneath your feet, secrets teem, hidden from our understanding.

The cryptic messages, whispered by a crow, evade precise comprehension, just as the exact beginning of winter remains elusive. It is within this uncertainty that the fertile soil of nature has produced timeless myths and fairy tales, often set in forests, mountains and meadows.

Annabelle Binnerts

Annabelle Binnerts (1995) is a visual artist and writer who explores the hidden depths of language. Words are both subject and material in her practice, shaped and modelled like clay. Binnerts sees words as shapeshifters, evoking ideas and experiences beyond their written form. Her work challenges the conventional role of language and creates spaces for poetic contemplation and personal understanding. Binnerts' work takes you to worlds, where language has a transformative power.