OM DE TUIN LEIDEN
VOYAGE PITTORESQUE AU PAYS INCONNU
A ILHA DOS INOCENTES
THE INSTALLATION IS AN ALLEGORICAL RECONSTRUCTION OF THE LOST PARADISE. IT IS AS IF SOMEONE HAS OPENED THE ARCHIVES OF OUR VISUAL MEMORY FROM EXOTIC PLACES. VISUAL RECORDS FROM EXPEDITIONS SINCE THE TIME OF THE GREAT NAVIGATIONS TO THE PRESENT, SUCH AS PAINTINGS OF ECKHOUT AND POST, TARZAN FILM FRAGMENTS, ETC., WERE MANIPULATED BY MEANS OF PHOTOCOPY AND VIDEO. THOSE IMAGES SUGGEST THE RELATIVITY OF ACTUAL AND HISTORICAL IMAGERY MADE FROM OTHER CULTURES. THE MIXTURE OF FANTASY, IDEALIZATION AND FACT HAS FOR A LONG TIME DISTURBED OUR PERCEPTION OF THE SUBJECT BEING REPRESENTED.
CLAUDIO GOULART, DE OUDE KERK, AMSTERDAM, 1992.

OM DE TUIN LEIDEN, A VIDEO TAPE, 17 MIN., 1992.