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Hold That Thought
Johannes Langkamp

Hold That Thought, Johannes Langkamp

Hold That Thought, Johannes LangkampHold That Thought
Johannes Langkamp
Unformed Informed


Softcover, stitched and knotted
144 pages
220 x 300 mm
ISBN 9789082993257


Hold That Thought is a walk through the work of visual artist Johannes Langkamp. This book is a reflection of an archive with (digital) works of art, experiments, (kinetic) models and their documentation. In it moving images are brought to a standstill, only to be put in motion again by its reader. Walk, run, detour, stroll. This book is about motion, in motion.

Johannes Langkamp’s (Rotterdam, NL) work arises from wonder, curiosity, and experimentation. Consumed by the question ‘What happens if…’ he searches for the unexpected. Through an ever-expanding archive of his work — videos, photographic techniques, kinetic models, and spatial installations —Langkamp studies the interplay between process and result. These outcomes (finds or failures) capture moments from our everyday life, simulate movements, or facilitate ways to interrupt our viewing habits. Exposing material that broadens our view of reality itself.

About the Artist
Johannes Langkamp (b. 1985) is a new media artist based in Rotterdam. Originally from Germany, he studied fine arts at the Academy for Art and Industry ArtEZ in Enschede, but also in London and Wellington. Langkamp’s work is formed by wonder.

About the Publisher
Unformed Informed is a publishing studio of “bibliographic documents” within the arts, with a special interest in artists who explore language from a literary perspective, as an instrument, or construct. The outcome is the result of a close collaboration with artists. The framework of each project is determined by the collaborations within which they arise. These frameworks not only determine the document itself, but also the conditions under which they are being published.