Zelfportret als Legereenheid / Self-portrait as an army unit
I am sometimes inspired by photography, also because it is so dominant in our visual culture. The reason for this group of statues is the photo of a platoon of Dutch soldiers on a peace mission. The pose for the camera is one of young dogs playing war, as if they were part of the A-team. Smoking a cigar, cool sunglasses, I was that uninhibited myself when I was eighteen.
In the image I wanted to let the near future shine through this facade. As if the camera has continued to register.
Marc de Haan & Rob Overmeer