Bookshelf – 2010

Title:
Bookshelf
Date:
2010
Specifications:
Series of 2 photographs
Inkjet print / aluminum
110 x 160 cm

In ‘Unpacking my library’ Walter Benjamin examines bookshelves as a way of summarising his identity.
The series of photographs Bookshelf is, in a sense, a series of portraits. But, in state of focusing on the books, one has to concentrate on other details to discover something about its owner, as all the books have been turn back. Bookshelves do question our relation with knowledge but also with its representation. These photographs show abstract bookshelves that let us free to imagine and speculate on their content.

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