As a child, I had a fascination for live programmes on television. I would gaze mesmerised at the screen waiting for something to happen that the producers hadn’t anticipated. A glass that falls unexpectedly, a person who doesn’t move to the prearranged place and ends up standing out of shot.
For just one brief moment, viewers - who might just happen to be tuned in to that channel - are exposed to an impromptu scene on camera.
The tension between what has been carefully choreographed beforehand and what takes place on screen is immediately palpable. That same tension is now an important motive in my work, in which I capture or direct moments, everyday chance events and small gestures.
My practice contains photography, video, text, installation and publications.
Liza Wolters, b. 1992, currently living in Rotterdam