Signed, titled, dated and numbered on a label
42 x 29,7 cm
Edition of 10 + 1 AP
ABOUT THE WORK
Knibbeler's work could be defined as 'constructed photography' – the construction of all sorts of self-imagined and created objects takes place mostly in the studio. There he simulates wind, clouds or a tornado, and he experiments with fragile constructions in a variety of materials such as plastic, paper and fibreboard (MDF). Before he starts building and experimenting, however, he acts as a researcher, visiting different locations and consulting with specialists in the fields of science, aviation and architecture.
Knibbeler uses photography as a means of depicting his ideas, but everything he photographs is real. Questions about authenticity and the tension that his images evoke intrigue him, just as the way in which the camera is able to reveal processes that wouldn't be noticed otherwise. Knibbeler makes use of the materials he works with and the conditions he depicts to investigate the relationship between the static, two-dimensional character of photography and the moving, voluminous objects he makes.
One of the projects Knibbeler presents is Paper Planes, a photo series of sixteen paper aeroplanes that he folded – based on aeroplane designs that have never been put into production or have never made it into the air. He found the designs, some of which even date back eighty years, on internet. While at first they may present an image of failure or appear outdated, at the same time they represent an image of the future. Their existence is maintained through the internet, where they fly through virtual space and are shared and discussed by enthusiasts.
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Sjoerd Knibbeler (1981) studied at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, and is represented by Galerie LhGWR in The Hague. In 2015 Sjoerd Knibbeler won the prestigious Grand Prix du Jury Photographie at the 30th International Festival of Fashion and Photography in Hyères, France. His work has been exhibited mostly across Europe and is included in different collections, such as Maison Européene de la Photographie, Museum Voorlinden, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Museum het Valkhof, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Academisch Medisch Centrum Amsterdam and Foam.
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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