Notes

+ insert. In collaboration with M - Museum Leuven. Nickel van Duijvenboden, Geert Goiris, Matthew Vollgraff. copertina leggermente danneggiata; foglio sciolto con immagine fronte/retro

Publisher Note english english

The work of Belgian artist and photographer Geert Goiris straddles a liminal position between landscape and still life. Haunting and dreamlike, the sometimes alien images denote a fundamental tension between man and nature often bordering on the sublime. From seemingly composed scenes of various objects or portraits to architectural and natural landscapes, the images impart a sense of uncanny timing or discerning observation, achieving both qualities of suspended time and unspoken narrative. Included is ‘Myths, Places and Protagonists’, a collection of short texts by Goiris offering personal insight into how a number of the images came to be created or inspired.

The book contains a selection of 88 works from the last 15 years. They have not been given a chronological or thematic order but have been set in sequence in a manner characteristic of Goiris whereby the images become the components of an estranged storyline. Whilst research plays an important role in his approach towards the subjects and geographical locations he depicts, Goiris removes the photos from their documentary reality and directs the work towards fiction. They are rather sublimated images that don t appear to be from here or from now. The captured images witness an almost disturbing wonderment, such as the image of the permafrost landscape wherein the tracks of vehicles remain visible for centuries. Comprising specifically written texts by Nickel van Duijvenboden, Matthew Vollgraff and Geert Goiris himself (Myths, Places and Protagonists), this book can be seen as a project in its own right and was presented in conjunction with a solo exhibition at the M- Museum Leuven.

The work of Belgian artist and photographer Geert Goiris straddles a liminal position between landscape and still life. Haunting and dreamlike, the sometimes alien images denote a fundamental tension between man and nature often bordering on the sublime. From seemingly composed scenes of various objects or portraits to architectural and natural landscapes, the images impart a sense of uncanny timing or discerning observation, achieving both qualities of suspended time and unspoken narrative. Included is ‘Myths, Places and Protagonists’, a collection of short texts by Goiris offering personal insight into how a number of the images came to be created or inspired.

Publisher
Release Place Amsterdam, Netherlands
Edition 1st edition
Release Date 2013
Credits
Designer: Roger Willems
Artist: Geert Goiris
Identifiers
ISBN-13: 9789077459935
ISBN-13: 978 90 77459 93 5
Original Price 45.00 EUR
Work  
Subform Photobook
Topics Ambiente, Architecture, Bosco, Experimental Photography, Landscape, Mountain, Nature, Ocean, Still Life
Methods Photography
Language Dutch, English
Format Hardcover
Dimensions 24.0 × 31.0 cm
Weight 1,000 gram
Pages 170