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By: Contributor(s): Publisher: Amsterdam, Netherlands : Roma Publications, [2016]Edition: First editionDescription: 72 unnumbered pages : chiefly illustrations ; 31 cm + 1 photographic print (30 x 23 cm)ISBN:
  • 9789491843709
  • 9491843702
Subject(s): Genre/Form: LOC classification:
  • N7433.4 .K46
Summary: Jan Kempenaers has been photographing urban and natural landscapes for over two decades. For this series of images, he applies the formal language of the documentary style, with its detached viewpoint emphasising the isolation and desolation of the strange structures in the frame. This causes a heightened sense of inaccessibility in the viewer, a sense of alienation exacerbated by the alien nature of the structures themselves. What are these objects, who built them, and why? Interspersed are composite photographs Kempenaers has made by cutting details from the images and overlapping them, thereby creating darkly idiosyncratic renderings of the same subjects.
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Special Collection Special Collection Whitecliffe Library Staff office Special Collection Photo Media Box 2 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Special Collection-Library Use Only 0016930

"Jan Kempenaers' photographs of nationalist sculptures and architecture are bizarre and unnerving. In his latest collaboration with Dutch publisher Roma he intersperses them with composite photographs made by cutting details from the images and overlapping them, thereby creating darkly idiosyncratic renderings of the same subjects." --from http://www.dashwoodbooks.com/ (viewed on October 14, 2016).

Includes essay "Dis/Entanglement" by Steven Humblet, pp. 68-69.

Photograph is signed and numbered by artist. 600 copies with C-print numbered 460.

Jan Kempenaers has been photographing urban and natural landscapes for over two decades. For this series of images, he applies the formal language of the documentary style, with its detached viewpoint emphasising the isolation and desolation of the strange structures in the frame. This causes a heightened sense of inaccessibility in the viewer, a sense of alienation exacerbated by the alien nature of the structures themselves. What are these objects, who built them, and why? Interspersed are composite photographs Kempenaers has made by cutting details from the images and overlapping them, thereby creating darkly idiosyncratic renderings of the same subjects.

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