Scan 4x5'' negative – Inkjet print
Canson Platine fibre rag paper
40 x 32 cm
Signed and numbered on a label
Edition of 20 + 1 AP
ABOUT THE WORK
In his photographic projects Daan Paans investigates the concept of time. He is interested in the way time – past, present and future – shapes our interpretation of the world. His long-term projects focus on the human incapacity to domesticate and control time.
The work 'Le monde avant la création de l'homme #IV' is part of the Rhinoceros series. For this series Paans photographed hypothetical archetypes from the natural, scientific, and science-fiction world. One by one Paans meticulously modelled each of these photographs from the striking representations that had coloured our perception at the time (in the past), that nowadays colour our perception (in the present), and will soon colour our perception (in the future).
The three case studies represent each of these timeframes and include the following topics respectively: a pristine rainforest with fauna from a bygone age (modelled after a 19th century engraving showing the earth before mankind), the resurrection of aurochs in contemporary times (referring to the extinct aurochs depicted in the cave paintings of Lascaux) and a 3D study of the form of a meteorite as an artefact (derived from visions of the future in science fiction films).
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Daan Paans (1985, NL) is one of the Foam Talents of 2016. His work was selected from many during the Talent Call of spring 2016 and is published in the Foam Magazine #45: Talent Issue. After his graduation from the Academy for Art and Design St. Joost in 2009, he received several grants and he exhibited his work in galleries and museums in The Netherlands and abroad.
ABOUT BUYING THIS PRINT
The print will be carefully wrapped and send 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 will be on display at Foam Editions, the gallery on the third floor of Foam Fotografiemuseum.
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