Icarus: silver
People who dare, jumpers and dancers, fighters and soldiers. Moving in vertical position, leaving the earth. In Greek mythology, Icarus is the son of the master craftsman Daedalus. The main story of Icarus concerns his attempt to escape from Crete by means of wings that his father constructed from feathers and wax. He ignored instructions not to fly too close to the sun, but as the wax melted, it caused him to fall to his death.

Verticals: gold
Concerning dead people. Subdivided in: "Single vertical", "Mass vertical", "Child vertical"

The images of dead people are placed from a horizontal into a vertical position. Horizontal position is passive, vertical is active and vibrating. I alter the prone position of the dead from the passive rest of the horizontale into the active vibrancy of the vertical, and in this simple gesture I transform victims into ‘movers and shakers’ of the world, as it were.

W.W.E.B: purple
Woman with empty basket, mourning people

These are images of mourning people, of loss and grief, of piëta’s. Often their arms search to embrace an empty basket.

Trümmerfrauen: red
cleaning and clearing people

Trümmerfrauen: is a german word, often used after the World War II to indicate the woman, who cleared the ruïns (Trümmer); literally translated as ‘women of the ruins’ In the provisoria, they are cleaning and clearing people. After a war or disaster, in the media, we see an increased amount of images of Trümmerfrauen, referring to images of people cleaning up and helping to reconstruct their societies after these disasters. In their movements and behaviors, and in the attitudes of farmers, the sow and mow historical icon can be recognized as a sign of hope.

Simulacre: blue
Illusion images of shadows

Move: lila
Images that suggest movement, not sharp
Very fascinating is that moving illusion, that can be fixed in 1/30 of a second.

M.U.D.: green
Multi-use dimension: images for different interpretations:
Alien or stranges images
Icon: images from which the form are always repeated

Emballage: yellow

Connection: dark green
Connections that are shown .

Collection: orange
Images that show different collections of:
Human: collection of people
Realea: collection of things
Strip: collection of images (in one image)

Textures: Brown
fourche: pink
circle: brown
pink texture in one or different circles
Chaos: grey brown or amorf
Ordened light grey geometric

Traces orange

The naming of the keywords in this unorthodox typology of images is based on associative relations and formal connections that link the found materials. At once hermetic and open, lucid and absurd, her graphic classification urges us to look differently at the world of events, of stories, and to question the rationalsim of our society based on apparently scientific criteria and statistics In a way it becomes an alternative and abstracted stroytelling, the sheer prolixity and repition of certain found images (30.000 in total) pointing to different realitites behind the visible, inside the visible. Indeed, according to Inge Henneman, ‘ Verhaeghe’s comparitive vieuw on similar and contrasting images maily turns into decoding the underlying visual codes, intrensic to pressimages and tracing repetitionsand patterns in the construnction of an everschanging ‘portrait of an era’ Her bookkeeping displays the irrational stock exchanges rate of the portions of newspaper pictures, quickly consumed by us very day.

(Catherine de Zegher, Alma Matrix: Bracha L. Ettinger and Ria Verhaeghe, Fundacion Tapiès Foundation, Barcelona 2010)