Commissioned Self Portrait


We asked Pim van den Berg – member of the city council in the city of Amerfsoort – to make a blind self-portrait every day he was at work in his office. We designed a drawing table with a mirror which was put in his office opposite of his working desk behind which he could make his portraits every morning, literally intervening in his daily office routine.

In an interview, reflecting on his portraits, mr. Van den Berg said: “When after the summer holidays I started shaving with a razor, I also looked more intensively in the mirror. And then there are moments that I recognised while making the drawings; looking at myself estranged from myself. As if your face changes into something else”

The drawings that Pim van den Berg made are exhibited together with the table and a picture of him drawing in his office. .

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