Het Vijfde Seizoen

Alet Pilon

Winter 2008

For a number of years, the underlying theme in the work of Alet Pilon has been the' balance of power' between man and beast. Typically, she has tended to see man as dominant and animals as defenseless and vulnerable, prompting her to attempt, in her work, to dismantle the might of man and emphasise the power of animals. Alet Pilon was strongly affected by her short stay at Het Vijfde Seizoen, where she saw that not only animals are vulnerable, but that people can be vulnerable as well – and perhaps to an even greater extent. As a result, she decided to revise her point of departure, making the demarcation between man and beast – between ruler and victim – vaguer, whilst the urge for life continued to manifest itself.


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