In ‘Aligning’ the viewer immediately recognizes the familiar human figures that are, since 2000, typical for the work of Hans Verhaegen.
It can be read as a simple, abstract play of colored lines. The use of the human figure however also inevitably raises possible associations. Perhaps we are watching a circus act? Or do the coloured lines symbolise the relationships we try to maintain between each other? Maybe it's also a selfie. All art works are selfies, there are no exceptions.
With a little stretch of the imagination, you would see here a portrayal of how the artist does his best to reconcile the different positions in which he wrings himselves daily.
Aligning is a work made with the same computer code used to create another similar work, called ‘Selfie’. The human figures are made by combining some basic forms (Square, rectangle and other tetris-like shapes). Each shape is defined by 4 numbers (vector points). It’s enough to change only one of these numbers, to strech a limb to create these choreographies of colored lines. A selection of the different variations genrerated by the computer code are combined into a GIF animation.