“My ultimate plan is to have myself printed”
In the early summer of 2019, Ronald Bal spent two months in Dresden as part of the exchange project that the city of Dresden, the Goethe Institut and CBK Rotterdam have had together for nearly ten years. Sandra Smets spoke with Ronald Bal about his work there and his impressions.
At the desk in his studio, Ronald Bal starts the computer and turns on a film of slowly moving spots, black and white. It is a rough version of one of the results of his artist-in-residency in Dresden. Two fertile months, which brought him a lot of new material and contacts, which enabled him to make this film. “This is an 3D scan of my body. I spent two and a half hours in a CT scan at the TU Dresden, which takes a picture every three millimeters. I now stick those photos together, this is how this film comes into being. So you slowly walk through my body. Look, the abdominal cavity. “He points. “But when you see it, it’s mainly about light, that’s how it ultimately looks.”