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Rein Jelle Terpstra

Retracing, Rein Jelle Terpstra

Retracing, Rein Jelle TerpstraRetracing
Rein Jelle Terpstra
Post Editions

Text by Arjen Mulder and Hanne Hagenaars.


88 pages
220 x 300 mm
ISBN 9789460830761


Retracing is part of a wider investigation into perception, memory, photography, and the possibility of imagelessness. Rein Jelle Terpstra works with people who are about to lose their eyesight. He has photographed images that are valuable to them on Kodachrome slides, with the promise to describe the prints after a few years very carefully in words, in an attempt to invoke the images in their heads through language. Earlier Terpstra made a slideshow installation with multiple projectors in which the light images of Retracing slowly blend. In the book, this led to the concept of two sections, one of which shows the slides pass across the pages like film images. The other section shows a dark room with the projections.

About the Artist
Rein Jelle Terpstra (b. 1960, Leeuwarden) is a Dutch artist based in Amsterdam. After a residency at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten (Amsterdam), she began investigating the relationships between perception, memory and history, by making slideshow installations and books.

About the Publisher
Post Editions was an independent publisher based in Rotterdam dedicated to the task of initiating, producing and distributing special books on contemporary art, architecture and photography.

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