Monday, May 30, 2011

In Dark Trees.

In Dark Trees. Photographs by Rob Johannesma. Roma Publications, 2010. 112 pp., colour and black & white illustrations throughout, 24x16,5 cm. Images from photo-eye.

For me this is the most magical of books. It's based on artist Rob Johannesma's 2009 exhibition 'Uitval uit een' at De Vleeshal Middelburg (read more here).

Book description:

"Johannesma started working with video in the mid 1990s and much of his work involves specific uses of this technique.

In his video installations the camera moving at minimum speed is focused on a photograph - the video picture moves but the image does not.

The large print entitled ’In Dark Trees’ presents two contrasting pictures from different ages: a late fifteenth-century painting of John the Baptist in the Wilderness by the Dutch artist Geertgen tot Sint Jans and a new photo of a rocket attack in the Gaza Strip in 2008."

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