'On the Soft Edge of Space' is a 276 pages hardcover book which gives an overview on the works Marleen Sleeuwits made over the last eight years. The book has become an artwork in itself adding an extra dimension to her oeuvre."Dutch contemporary artist Marleen Sleeuwits, known for her photography, objects and installations, challenges the imagination in her new artist book, On the Soft Edge of Space. In her visual experiment, the artist presents a four-tiered representation of space: her own photographs of 'in-between' spaces are placed in a scale model, which she then photographs and arranges in the space of a book. The elegantly designed hardcover publication, covering seven years of work and with 200 full-bleed images, creates a maze-like, immersive experience for the viewer. The bare walls of the model offer no context so the viewer feels projected into a timeless vacuum. As we leaf through these rooms, we wonder: when will these spaces come to life and who will lead the way the room or the user? Like the Light and Space artists of Southern California, Sleeuwits touches upon questions of how spatial qualities alter the viewers perception viscerally."
Published by Onomatopee
Graphic design by Collective Works
Texts (all in English) by Freek Lomme, Edo Dijksterhuis and Basje Boer
Price € 40,00
Size: 24 x 31 cm
Edition of 1100