Special edition of the book Bron, 2022
Book + print
Inkjet print on Hahnemühle Bartya fine art paper
A3 (29,7 x 42 cm)
Edition of 25
ABOUT THE WORK
April 12, 2018: Day Zero, the day that the whole city of Cape Town would run out of water. The countdown to Day Zero was supposed to be a countdown to chaos. Zindzi Zwietering (NL) spent two months in the city to document the crisis.
Bron reflects on South Africa’s water crisis and questions how urban citizens relate to a changing earth.
An earth on which a quarter of the world population deals with extreme shortages. We are highly dependent on natural sources, but they have become more and more invisible for citizens of urban areas. How can we as a society really comprehend the significance of the situation as long as there is still water flowing from our taps?
Bron investigates the human perspective, not only on one country, but on a world exposed to climate crisis. Zwietering brings to life how invisible phenomena increasingly shape our daily lives. She renders the abstract clear and brings the hidden into focus.
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Zindzi Zwietering (NL) focuses on invisible phenomena that increasingly shape our daily life. Photography is her starting point which often evolves in various other forms of art as silk screens, drawings and for example ceramics. She holds a BA in photography from the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague, received the Mondriaan Stipend for Emerging Artist and exhibited her work at the Lakenhal Museum, Art Rotterdam, Unfair, Unseen and Dutch Design Week.
She is also leading the Waterstaat photography project, an educational program of Foam at Maqam.
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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