Sanne Peper - Great Smokey Mountains, Tennessee, 2009
Book Due to Lack of Interest Tomorrow Has Been Cancelled
Print Great Smokey Mountains, Tennessee
Signed, dated and numbered on a label
40.9 x 27.2 cm
Edition of 100
ABOUT THE WORK
In collaboration with graphic designer Michaël Snitker Sanne has made a book about the iconography of the Deep South of the U.S. The book project Due to Lack of Interest Tomorrow Has Been Cancelled
deals with the universal fear of dying and with our desire to understand and bridge the gap between ourselves and the unknown. We try to fill this potentially dangerous conceptual void with — amongst several other things — storytelling, science, art and religion. Peper uses some of these to try to comprehend and make visible something fictional and immaterial.
This publication is part of a larger work in progress. It’s the provisional outcome of a project that has taken quite a while to find its final destination. Peper tends to do that – she reads, researches and photographs a subject so extensively that it becomes a challenge to distinguish its essentials. Like with kudzu, an invasive vine that covers large parts of the southern states and kills everything in its path, she gets entangled in an information overload. So, in addition to 102 photographs, both in color and black and white, written observations by Peper and rather a long short story by musician Jim White about Glossolalia, Peper has accumulated quite a large collection of artifacts.
"Next to 19th
century mourning covers, antique photo postcards and press pictures depicting Martin Luther King, the KKK and religious subjects I have found beautiful mourning garments, (parts of) dead animals, and mam
dolls. I have racist and Confederate stuff. I even own a vinyl record of the evangelist Jimmy Swaggart that he named “The Plague”."
The graphic design is modernistic and understated, to complement Pepers romantic, subjective and gritty photography. The book is published by publishing house Lecturis and has been funded by the Mondriaan Fund.
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Sanne Peper (b. 1963) lives and works in Amsterdam. She majored in Fine Arts at ArtEZ in Arnhem and in Photography at the AKI in Enschede. Next to her independent work, she has been working for many years as theatre photographer for several companies such as Dood Paard, Oostpool, mightysociety, and Toneelgroep Amsterdam. She also does assignments for cultural clients such as Mediafonds (Amsterdam), Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (The Hague), ArtEZ Fashion Masters (Arnhem), OMA (Rotterdam), Maison Martin Margiela (Paris). She is a guest tutor at the Academy of Architecture (Amsterdam). The work of Sanne Peper was featured in the Foam Pop-In in 2011.
BUYING THIS PRINT
The print will be carefully wrapped and then shipped as an insured package. You will receive an e-mail with a Track & Trace code when the package is on its way. A framed copy is on display at Foam Editions, the gallery on the third floor of Foam Fotografiemuseum.
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