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J.C.J. van der Heijden

Solo exhibition

30 June – 27 August 1989
Vleeshal (Map)

Curator: Anton van Gemert

J.C.J. van der Heijden. 'Untitled'. Installation image. Photo: Wim Riemens | Untitled | J.C.J. van der Heijden

The eyes likely originated
One and a half billion years ago
As a small spot
With photosensitive cells
About which the skin is like is a lens
that has yet to form.


The horizon or skyline is
The ultimate boundary of what
The eye can only observe
And always has a special
Power of attraction. It is
A place that does not exist,
Always at the same height as
One's own eye. But at its highest
It is the focus of the gaze
And ultimately, a person creates
What he sets his eyes on.