With elementary materials – wood, paper, clay, tape, paint – artist Fleur van Dodewaard creates ephemeral compositions that play with the possibilities of photography, sculpture, and painting. Situated at those intersections, her work uses photography to achieve the final result. ‘THE FOLD’ presents ten years of practice, reshaped according to the principles of book production: folding, cutting, binding.
Dutch photobook Design is fine | talk at Synthesis Gallery . . . 03 October (Monday) 17:00 – 21:00 2022 |
Henk Groenendijk initiator of Test Press Books gives an informal talk and presents a selection of contemporary Dutch photobooks at the exhibition space of Gallery Synthesis.
Publications of renowned publisher Van Zoetendaal provide insight into a sophisticated design process while the other books create a contrast between classic design and current design experiments.
But most and foremost all fantastic, ephemeral, energetic, inquisitive, voyeuristic or plainly high-level photography. Do not miss it!
This compact pocketsize hott of the press little book comprises seventeen essays written by designers and artists from the [Temporary Program 2020-2022] Disarming Design Department of Sandberg Instituut [NL] to celebrate their two year program. Engaged in social, material, and political struggles, the individuals retell their personal histories, writing across objects, events, places, and habits.… Continue reading Durable Discussions at Sandberg Institute [NL]
This book presents next to a complete facsimile of the original Paris Mortel ©1963 a full documentation of the creation process that resulted in Johan van der Keuken’s classic publication. In addition to an extensive introduction and background information provided by the composer Willem van Zoetendaal, the book also contains a selection of photographs from… Continue reading Paris Mortel |retouched
At 8 x 11 mm, the Minox has the smallest-sized negatives in analog photography, Mark van den Brink cuts the polyester film to size himself before loading it into his Minox camera. He bought the camera with the idea that it allows you to photograph the things around you inconspicuously, like a voyeur. During his… Continue reading The Minox Files
Jungmyung Lee is a graphic/type designer, running a type foundry, called Jung-Lee Type Foundry based in Amsterdam. Through J-LTF, Jungmyung’s primary focus is telling stories and exploring the life of typefaces and their emotions as she manifests typefaces have their own courses of life. She publishes the experimental typography, art, and literary journal, Real-Time Realist. Through… Continue reading Typefaces– have other interests besides –Words
Through the vocal cords to form its pitch, into the mouth, where the tongue and teeth give its final texture and push the word outside the body, into the air. With his own spatial language, Josse Pyl examines the intuition that lies behind our perception of the world in order to show the machinery behind… Continue reading i THINK and I think i’ve THOUGHT a thought
Turato channels the textual hysteria emitted from our smartphones to accentuate the volatility of language when taken out of context. Her work speaks to an age in which language is disconnected from its informative function and words are abstracted from meaning. All that surrounds her finds its way back into her work. In this manner… Continue reading POOL 4, embarrassingly obsessive and manic
This book reproduces Gertrude Steins Objects Lie On A Table (1922), a modernist play told through still life. Objects appear on the eponymous table and are transformed, from their humble selves into symbolic representations or characters in a series of cryptic narratives. Surpassing the representational aspects of language, the text is structurally illegible. James Langdon’s… Continue reading A PLAY (performance)
The book of photographs ‘AS IF‘ is the sequel to ‘A NOT B’, wherein quotidian items are again staged and captured through the camera’s unblinking eye. Yet the images are no longer set in the innocent atmosphere of the preschool years, when the world is read through analogies, but catapulted into a darker space of… Continue reading AS IF