Point of View

2020 material: epoxy, stainless steel hinges dimensions: 120 x 55 x 65 cm We don’t see the world as it is, we see the world as we are.

Universe / Self-portrait 45

2015 materials: gold 18 carats, wood, glass, silver, lead dimensions: 40 x 30 x 25cm Universe / Self-portrait 45 is the basis of the Universe project. This casing cast in gold encloses an identical image of the physical space within my skull, and appears to have the characteristics of a reliquary. This inner space has … Read More

Attraction / Self-portrait 30

While seated the viewer can watch this video installation, which shows a reversed process of creation. In the video, silver-grey balloons with cast parts of Berger’s skeleton attached descend from a cloudy sky. Then the sun emerges, encouraging viewers to question if Man’s ‘place’ is actually between heaven and Earth. 2014screen, 27 minutes production: Annick … Read More

Ego Vivo / Self-portrait 25

2013 material: bronze, concrete 
dimensions: 820 x 180 x 180cm Holding one’s own bones in his hands was one thing, building a monument to celebrate one’s life another. First erected in 2013 at Blickachsen 9, Frankfurt this monument was presented as part of the Skeleton project. At present (temporary) on view in the gardens of … Read More

Skeleton / Self-portrait 20

2012 materials: gold 18 carats, ebony, glass dimensions: 50 x 30 x 20cm Photographs on location: Museum Vrolik, Amsterdam The skeleton as relic The veneration of relics has a rich history; in art we see examples of it throughout the ages. In this project I will explore the different manifestations and in particular the phenomenon … Read More

David / Self-portrait 11

2009 materials: bronze, concrete 
 dimensions: 210 x 75 x 70cm How must the view from David’s perspective have been? And how has this fantasy become a political instrument?David, the embodiment of heroism, has many faces. An ‘icon of heroism’, enlargement as a conscious stylistic device, A trial of strength between an icon of art … Read More

Torso / Self-portrait 6

2008 materials: bronze, concrete dimensions: 220 x 90 x 80 cm The Torso / Self-portrait 6 adapt it’s full name with reference to the place were it erects. In 2009 the Torso ZZM/Self-portrait 6 was erected in the Zuiderzee museum, Enkhuizen, The Netherlands. In 2016 the Torso RM/Self-portrait 6 is erected in the gardens of … Read More

Skeleton / Self-portrait 22

2013 material: silver 935 dimensions: 15 x 22 x 17 cm I, Caspar Berger of Amsterdam, copied my skull thus in immortal silver at the age of forty-seven years. While it is generally a mirror that provides the reflection for a self-portrait, in the project Skeleton it is the likeness produced by a CT scanner … Read More