Oliver Van Den Berg’s works derive their uncanny presence from the tension that arises between form and function, between mass-produced original and handcrafted copy. As one looks closer, however, the set-up’s artifice becomes apparent. There is no “real” object at the center of this hypothetical stage. In van den Berg’s gallery-as-location shoot, it is the space, the visitor, and indeed the objects themselves that are the actors.

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