De Luister van het Land.
Photographs by Koen Hauser.
Koen Hauser, In Dutch., 2008. 144 pp., 400 monogrome illustrations, 6¼x9½".
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Galerie 37 Spaarnestad invited me to make new work with material from the Spaarnestad Photo archive, one of the largest press archives in Europe. De Luister van het Land is a kaleidoscopic collection of over 400 photographs. By means of a selection based on personal interests, fascination, and my obsession with the notion of ‘the diorama’, it interweaves impressions of a (re-created) fantasy world with pictures on the process of creation, using my personal appearance. These images of the creation process - I call them performances -, are the residue of performances held to invoke the spirit of creation.
Together with the narratives of old photographs they form an installation on imagination and ephemerality.
Read Colin Pantall's review of De Luister van het Land in photo-eye Magazine.