Through parallel streams of documentary photographs, Skype-screenshots and texts, a dialogue between Anastasiia and her lover, photographer Christian van der Kooy, is reconstructed. Anastasiia’s poetical narrative is above all an interpretation and exploration of her everyday life and a reflection on intimacy in times of the Russian annexation and information warfare.
Print proof from Anastasiia © Christian van der Kooy
Christian van der Kooy (1983, NL) studied at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. His work consists of documentary photography, short films and soundscapes. For the past ten years, Van der Kooy has been working on several long-term projects in Eastern Europe.
On this festive evening the special edition of the book will be presented. This special edition includes a print of a photo published in the book:
Anastasiia - Blue Lake Kyiv, 2016 © Christian van der Kooy
It will be sold in an edition of 25 for € 220.
The presentation will include a short Q&A of curator Kim Knoppers with the photographer.
Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Gemeente Amsterdam, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.
Book launch Christian van der Kooy