de staat

White police booths with tinted, reflecting windows, popped up in the streets where I grew up. In no time they seem to have become a common and aesthetic feature of our streetscape. Will they ever be removed again?

In de Staat (the State) Tromp depicts the increasing surveillance of public spaces.

Exhibition FOTODOK (No) Privacy
Utrecht, 6 september - 25 oktober 2015

Artist talk Foam Museumnacht 2016
Amsterdam, 26 oktober 2016

 

Technique: colour 6x7 film, analogue C-print
Mounted and finished with perspex

Publication Vrij Nederland #35 fotospecial, 29 augustus 2015

Publication Vrij Nederland #35 fotospecial, 29 augustus 2015

While shooting this series I was repeatedly stopped by the police. "What are you taking photos of?", they wanted to know.

My identity was verified
and my presence at the site
was recorded.