Picked as Book of the Week by Adam Bell
Immersed in collector Brad Feuerhelm’s vernacular photo collection, artist Anouk Kruithof moved into a bungalow where she developed a niche relationship with the photos and transformed the image archive. She visualizes scenarios in which images, through the imaginary space of our conception, and parallel to digitization, leap across the tooth of time. The personal image relations, all but magically approached and released, offer new perspectives, to relate us, one-to-one with the image, to the present post-digital image economy in which our image memory moves. Furthermore, the technical angles give insight into the way we can process our image memory.
The five differently-processed image stories make this book a layered ‘Gesamt-sculpture’ that has a lot to say about the actual status of our image memory. The Bungalow is an ‘image wonderland’ in which a closed meeting represents the ‘bite’ of the leap.
Anouk Kruithof is educated as a photographer, but she considers photography more as a starting point of various possibilities. She makes photo, video, and spatial installations as well as social, in-situation works or "take away art." She is a frenetic artist-bookmaker. Her work has been exhibited worldwide and she won numerous prizes.
Brad Feuerhelm is a London based, American collector and dealer in vernacular photography. He is also a writer on photography for such publications as 1000 Words Photography, The British Journal of Photography and Eyemazing. Through exhibitions and publications he collaborates with artists using his collection as a source for new artist-books (as in the case of The Bungalow) or as a starting point for organizing exhibitions, such as Unnatural Selection, which he curated at UNSEEN Amsterdam in 2013.
Concept & image: Anouk Kruithof
Book concept: Anouk Kruithof, Christof Nüssli
Graphic design: Christof Nüssli
Source of images: Collection Brad Feuerhelm
Texts: Anouk Kruithof, Brad Feuerhelm, Freek Lomme
Advice: Freek Lomme
Translation: Taco Hidde Bakker
Printing: Lecturis Printers, Eindhoven
Read Eric Miles' interview with Kruithof on photo-eye Blog
Read the review by Sarah Bay Gachot on photo-eye Blog