Maurice van Tellingen creates three-dimensional models or miniature installations in wich the actual event still has to take place or just has ended. Moments evocative of atmosphere and suspense, but that are not part of a narrative thread. The drama unfolds elsewhere while the build up of tension is frozen to become the memory of an event that will never take place. The works seduce the viewer into a world of ongoing equilibrium, the interval that articulates the stream of daily events.

The miniature installation seems a contradiction in terms. If the aim of the installation were to be to come closer, then the miniature would seem to be aimed at creating a greater distance. Sealed and isolated, it is presented on a pedestal. The world it depicts may only be viewed from afar.