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Elodie Hiryczuk and Sjoerd van Oevelen

Landfall, Elodie Hiryczuk and Sjoerd van Oevelen

Landfall, Elodie Hiryczuk and Sjoerd van OevelenLandfall
Elodie Hiryczuk and Sjoerd van Oevelen
Jap Sam Books
Dutch and English


160 pages
245 x 160 mm
ISBN 9789490322205


Hiryczuk/Van Oevelen – Landfall is a publication based on the temporary art project Landfall in the public space of Amsterdam Zuidas by artist duo Elodie Hiryczuk and Sjoerd van Oevelen, commissioned by the Virtueel Museum Zuidas (VMZ) and supported by the Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst. With contributions by the editors Marente Bloemheuvel and Zsa-Zsa Eyck, the artists (works and texts), Mark Kremer, Helga Fassbinder, Gilles Deleuze, ‘L’île déserte’ (1953) and an introduction by Tom Conley.

The artist conceived the idea of bringing the youngest island in the world – Surtsey off the coast of Iceland – to Zuidas Amsterdam by means of large panoramic photographs. The two land masses are comparable in size, but apart from that, totally different. Surtsey is a spontaneous impulse of nature, accessible only for research. Zuidas is a former marshland changed by human intervention into a business district on the most expensive dirt in the Netherlands. The question is, where can one find real nature? On Surtsey, where the ordinary human presence is taboo? Or in Zuidas, where the city drives out nature?

About the Artists
Sjoerd van Oevelen is a visual artist and researcher. Since 2001 he collaborates with Elodie Hiryczuk under the name Hiryczuk / Van Oevelen. In their photographic work and writings, they explore how vision and different systems of representation influence our relationship with nature and the landscape.

Elodie Hiryczuk is a visual artist and researcher who has been collaborating with Sjoerd van Oevelen under the name Hiryczuk/ Van Oevelen since 2001. In 2017 they co-founded the art and research foundation Radical Reversibility. Earlier, Hiryczuk worked as an artist in residence at Arts Initiative Tokyo (Japan) and at Skaftfell Center for Visual Art in Seydisfjördur (Iceland). Currently Hiryczuk is  conducting PhD research at the Centre for the Arts in Society of Leiden University and co-leading the Moving Image BA of ArtEZ AKI Academy of Art and Design (Enschede).

About the Publisher
Jap Sam Books, headed by Eleonoor Jap Sam, is an independent international publishing house based in the south of the Netherlands. Our publishing house publishes titles that explore developments in architecture, art, philosophy, design, photography and theory as well as the fields that touch them, such as urbanism, landscape, sociology and history.

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