This side up can be exhibited in two ways, the two figures in the painting are connected but also disconnected at the same time. The painting can be turned according to which figure you want to see. One figure is nude and more confident and the other figure is clothed but sitting in a closed and modest way.
The suggestion of something or someone being 'recycled', is portrayed by the recycle image. The work comments on social structures and the 'boxes' we put ourselves and others in. The fact that this is a square 'artblock', inspired Van Zwijndrecht to use the square shape in a way that it can be turned around and make you think the other way around.