Part of the exhibition 'Being Places'
The two-word title can be applied literally to the work, as 'we are at places' or 'we being places'. While it is impossible to be one with the outside world, we keep striving for this to happen.
At the same, the title can refer to the two main components of Kooi's work; our being in this world and the places we use for our being. When she comes across a landscape that stands out to her, she tries to figure out what the essence of this feeling is.
The subject of ‘being', is a challenging topic, which thousands of brilliant philosophers and artists have dedicated their life’s work to. Kooi’s approach is that 'beings’ are very delicate. According to her, the things that give the most meaning, are the most fragile.