Drawing, painting, making theatre, photographing, filming and writing poems: Tina van Turnhout (Eindhoven, 1949) uses her many talents. She is one of the artists with a studio on the Amsterdam WG site, whose renovation was celebrated last year with the ‘Emergo’ manifestation. Now she has a solo exhibition. Although her father, Jef van Turnhout. A well-known painter in the 1950s, she herself started painting late. That was after she had designed sets for the opera ‘Arabusa’ in 1985. This resulted in a series of 35 paintings, six of which were later exhibited in the Dranoff Art Gallery in New York. Her origins from the film and theatre world are still noticeable in her current work. She adds photos of herself to painted (fantasy) landscapes. She also edits her own figure in so-called stills from 8 mm films that she made herself in the 1970s or from rare war documentaries from the 1940s. Furthermore, she plays the role of spectator and traveller and is director and actor at the same time. For example, we can see her walking along an idyllic water feature at dawn. But she also stands in a desolate plain with threatening steel structures in the background. Further on, she witnesses a heavy bombardment of the houses of Stalingrad during the Second World War. The figures and shapes in the film stills have no sharp contours and the prints show soft yellow, yellow-pink or brownish hues. The artist watches the events, wearing a nightgown fluttering in the wind, and her figure is often transparent like a fleeting shadow. But her attitude shows strength and intransigence. With her whole attitude, she seems to be resisting the ruthless destruction to which her gaze is turned. Like a chameleon, she allows herself to be coloured by the environment, but is never completely absorbed in it. She is receptive and untouchable at the same time.