Van Zoetendaal, 2011 (1st edition)
Softbound, 24×34 cm
84 pages, color photographs
In stock (can be backordered)
The spirit of Hans Bellmer lives in the twenty first century in Kooiker’s monograph “sunday.” These limpid outdoor photographs capture a naked fat woman wearing high heels, her white body so bleached that her genitalia are invisible, rendering her doll-like.
She poses, faceless, in positions that are sometimes sexual, sometimes motionless and morbid. Around her is a back garden, with a homemade dais for her to pose on, and views of dark trees and bushes with blood-red leaves.
Kooiker uses his contemporary technique to create an oblique, threatening, somehow vintage atmosphere.