Esther Hovers
(1991, The Netherlands)

Credit - Leroy Verbeet

Esther Hovers was trained as a photographer but creates installations where photography, drawing, text and film are equals. She examines how power, politics and control are expressed in the design of public space.

The Right To Be Forgotten

For the ING Talent Award 2021 Hovers made the work The Right To Be Forgotten. For this work, Hovers reproduced a portrait found online of the first man to successfully claim his ‘right to be forgotten’ in a European court. Hovers uses photographic reproduction as a way to reflect on the endless circulation of our ever-growing personal archives on the internet: the resilience of the image.

Esther Hovers, The Right To Be Forgotten, 2021, mixed media, dimensions variable.

Esther Hovers, The Right To Be Forgotten – The Unfxed Print, 2021, 20 x 25 cm, Unfxed gelatin silver print.

Esther Hovers, The Right To Be Forgotten – The Head Shot, 2021, 20 x 15 cm, Archival pigment print on baryta paper.

Esther Hovers, The Right To Be Forgotten – The Reverse Image Search, 2021, 15 x 21 cm, Archival pigment prints on tracing paper.

Esther Hovers, The Right To Be Forgotten – The Image Transfer, 2021, 11 x 14 cm, Image transfer on wood.

Esther Hovers, The Right To Be Forgotten – The Image Transfer, 2021, 11 x 14 cm, Image transfer on wood.