DYLAN VAN VLIET
For a group exhibition at the Melkweg Expo in Amsterdam I was asked to make work with Robert Mapplethorpe as the source of inspiration.
From the moment I dived into his history I felt a connection. His search for an identity, his self-destruction, his desire for love. Mapplethorpe made me look at myself again.
With this project I have asked myself the question; who am I, who do I want to be. Am I a gay man? A bisexual? Pan-sexual? Society always expects an answer, clarity. There are moments where I know the answer and there are moment when I don’t. Isn’t it true that your identity fluctuates? I want to love, I really do. But how can you love when you are always doubting your own being?