This series of photosculptures embodies how the incessant flow and consumption of digital photographic images gradually alienates us from our physical reality. Kruithof started recycling a collection of polystyrene packaging from electronic devices that she combined with human shapes into a series of sculptures that function as reference to our way of dealing with the malfunction and degradation of ourselves and our planet. Mutated anthropomorphic forms inhabit dismembered bodies-structures materialized from the flow of images that according to Kruithof, illuminate the nerves of our alarming time.

These thousands of images, extracted from the web address the ongoing fear of the impact of globalization, technological consumerism and pollution of land and sea surface, considered the skin of our planet. Each sculpture carries an affective skin that reveal a status of various urgent actual issues, which you could read as a scream for care, action or change. It’s precisely this thin photographic skin that represents in Kruithof’s works what psychologists call emotional skin, to that protection that defends us from the critique of the other and protects the boundaries of one’s own individuality.

Kruithof’s sculptures are both unnerving and seductive, revealing traces of unfamiliar/uncanny shapes of human presence. Artificial and hybrid forms where a misunderstanding of the malformed body lurks. Therefore as a visible form exposed to the incorporeal gaze, but this supremacy itself obeys the eye only to the extent that a haptic intuitionism comes to complete it, to fill it, to satisfy the intentional movement of a desire, as a desire for presence.

Mother is crying: 500 web photos of plants cells and the nerves and surfaces of plant leaves
Force quit unresponsive acts: 500 web photos of plants cells and the nerves and surfaces of plant leaves
The last straw: 300 web photos of microplastics found in the planet’s oceans and seas
There is no further universe: 75 web images of space debris
ERROR (your mistake is a blessing in disguise): 200 web photos of glitched images
So bad, even introverts are here: 550 web images of various bacteria
It’s getting hot in here: 500 web photos of melting glaciers
Vision is an all inclusive process: 250 web images of various viruses
Silent Turmoil: 400 web photos of surfaces of the planet’s oceans and seas