‘Frame or be framed’ is a deep-rooted motif that runs through Puck Verkade’s video based practice as an inquiry into the complexities of (mis)representation. How do these complexities inform gendered and racialized biases in everyday interpersonal encounters? How are they mediated and visualized in order to perpetuate social inequalities? Digging through generational layers of visual culture tropes has led Verkade to use humor as an entry into the stickiness of subjectivity. A continuous feed of embodied explorations result into speculative constructions composed of re-appropriated found footage, sampled pop music, low res animations and personal recordings. Formerly predominantly screen based, her recent body of work is unfolding into a diverse materiality of sorts and has made way for sculptural elements to support and situate her video works as part of space-intrusive installations.
Puck Verkade (b. 1987, The Netherlands) lives and works in London, UK. She received a BFA from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, The Netherlands in 2011 and has recently finished her MFA Fine Arts degree at Goldsmiths University of London (2015-2017).