Adriaan van der Ploeg

 

presented by HAAS & FISCHER

 

 

'A Roman Holiday', 2010, shows videostills from the numerous top models shows. Young women competing in these shows try to realize their dreams of becoming a top model. Often, these efforts end in a carefully directed 'elimination' where one of the girls is sent home. This almost always happens with a lot of tears and sadness. By using screenshots that are partially out of context, these, often narcissistic emotions, can be translated into a wider range outside of a television show and lines can be drawn with, for instance, the columbine highschool massacre or any other human drama that was heavily covered by the media.

 

 


Adriaan van der Ploeg, A Roman Holiday, 2010, c-print, dimensions variable