/English/ 'the
intersections of 1mm are quite autobiographical.' (Johan De Wilde, Particles
p.68) All those images start from
a carefully developend basic pattern on which De Wilde sets free time and
memories. Each and everyone of these representations have a strong
autobiographic background. The research into the place of the self is also
expressed in a  mail art project in which
De Wilde sent a letter to himself to all European countries.' (Edith Doove, 'Ruwe
bolster’, review of the projects of Larry Krone (crox 97) and Johan De Wilde
(crox 98), De Standaard, 9 juni 1999. [Original in Dutch.]) 

Dirk Peers
(1957-2003). The lino-cuts are technically brilliant and well-organized, as
Peers most often made his cuttings using a chessboard-pattern; the images combine
symbolic and ritual elements, decorative patterns and fragments from the work
of Ruth Mentens, his wife. The combination and endless repetition of all these
elements offer a dark and rather esoteric selfconsciousness.  

oniricos, an installation by Frank Van den Eeckhout, part of and major
contribution to the triptych Selfportraits (crox 16, May 1991), final project
of the first crox-period. FF's contribution is a triptych within the triptych,
each fragment of it a subtle construction basically in white or faded colors
picturing a series of dreams, as
the title suggests.

Hans van
Heirseele (crox 2, crox 27): each painting is (or has the intention to be) a
diary note.

Some of the
confronting and just so often slightly absurd and comical selfportraits of Bart
Baele are part of the BASICS 1 project (crox 110, November-December 2003).

Vandenberg's contribution to Open Deuren (Open Doors, crox 51, 1996) is a huge
painting made with blood. For
this series the artist eventually used his own blood.

autobiographic material is found in the work by Ron Huebner, a Canadian born
artist (Vancouver) who spend a decade or two in Amsterdam. He died in Amsterdam
on March 1st 2004, victim of a bike accident. crox 111, the december 2003
window entitled Jewels by Huebner was his last project. Most of the work
of Huebner has a conceptual line-out, apart from the fact that it is amazingly
well-made and quite diverse from a technical point of view. The jewels are a
series of huge diamonds, or replicas rather. Inside each jewel is a sentence.
One is from a New York cab driver, another from a female friend.

Most of the
Liquids series by Karien Vandekerkhove (see crox-card NR 13) tends to be
materialized as autobiographical material, but is not.

In quite a
different way the drawings by Daniël Vandenbrande (crox 7/ June 1990) have no
autobiographical intention at all, but try a different point of view and the
drawings turn out to be a series of distorted autobio-writing.

As an issue
the autobiography is at its largest in BORDERS by CarianaCarianne. Three
editions document her crox projects: Borders (2004, a CD-rom), Dwelling Field
(crox-card NR 35, 2006) and Borders (2006, crox-book NR 3). A confronting
discourse on identity, dividing personality in two entities sharing one

Brainbox2 unit 11: Adriaan Verwée, Dirk Zoete, Evert Defrancq. A jigsaw puzzle
composed of autobiographic elements. Installation /in the black décor
originating in unit 10/ video material and slide projections.