Intellectual & Witty
Contemplation is hidden behind witty symbolism, requiring the viewer to correlate symbols and wonder which contemplation questions could lie underneath. It challenges the intellectual art lover, making it a sort of cooperation between the artist and viewer. Giesbers uses witty symbolism in a storytelling fashion to initiate heavy and fundamental societal topics in a light-hearted manner.
History & Future
Unlike ancient cave paintings, which are partially focused on capturing history, Giesbers’ work captures important topics for humankind in development of the near future. Where do we stand now and what choices do we have? What happened historically concerning this topic and will we learn from it for future development and decisions? One could say that Giesbers archives the moment in between history and the future.