Author: Barry van der Rijt

Barry van der Rijt (1974) is a Dutch visual artist. He likes to scrutinize film related matter: videotapes, codecs, pixels, screens. With the results of his experiments he creates new meanings. His work was exhibited at Les Rencontres d'Arles 2016, screened on Dutch national television, in museums and at several international film festivals.

My project ‘Exquisite Errors‘ is about the beauty of deviation. We live in a world where it has become customary to attach a label to a person who deviates from the norm. Since the American DSM, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, is also used in the Netherlands, Dutch adults and children who differ from the majority are labeled and classified as patients suffering from ADHD, PDD-NOS, Asperger’s, Borderline or Autism/ASD.

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