The relation between the individual and his surroundings forms a clear point of departure in the work of Jasper de Beijer (1973). In his new project 'The Devil Drives', a series of photographic impressions based on the journals of a 19th-century explorer, the artist draws his visual inspiration from the subjective character of these accounts. Despite a desire to objectively report his experiences and make a rational analysis of his findings, the explorer loses control of the situation he finds himself in, after which his surroundings take over. The artist had personal experience of this phenomenon while travelling through West Africa. Basing himself on the Victorian's writings, De Beijer made a number of impressions on paper, which were subsequently elaborated in a series of photographs. Pictures of a home-made scale model, of the artist wearing a mask representing the explorer, computer-generated landscapes and faces are combined to form a photographic assemblage that gives form to the traveller's obscured perception.