The Existential Act (2023) embodies Trees De Backer's artistic practice wherein she unveils the hidden poetry within our mundane existence. Fascinated by the idiosyncratic patterns and structures she encounters in her daily surroundings, De Backer captures images that depict the ever-changing nature of urban life. Through her photographs, she evokes profound questions about the merging of time and place as a memory in disguise. These images transform into evolving assemblages that assume new forms as interventions, once overlooked and lost amidst the cityscape.

Text by Rainy Siagian

Photo’s taken by Eline Van Deputte at De Bijloke in Ghent