De Blieck tries out various strategies to create a situation where taking up a position doesn’t necessarily lead to voicing a statement. In trying to extract himself from the photographic process, he undermines any authorial claim (he’s not the ‘one who knows’). One way of diluting his authorship consists in subjugating himself to a rigorous system that takes the decision in his place.
Recently Marc De Blieck started to make drawings and paintings: “It isn‘t a composition, but the result of proceedings. It has a lot to do with the “black box” of photography: the photographer plays a game he doesn’t master (free after Flusser: Towards a Philosophy of Photography in 1984). I hope they contextualize my photo’s, a little bit as the abstract sculptures and paintings of J.M. Bustamente, although I’m not a fan
of his work.” De Blieck.