The evening starts with a screening of the trailer Frédérique created to announce the book, after which Foams’ curator Mirjam Kooiman will shortly lead a Q&A with the artist. The publication “, in a limited edition of 10, balances between being a book and an artwork. Taking hybridity as a starting point, it consists of a collection of fragments of different writings, disciplines and media exploring the topics of space and time and their respective limitations. Those limitations led to the acknowledgement and appreciation of an alternate interpretation of time and space through shadows. Space, time and shadows become objects of study, seen through cultural references such as cinema, academic texts, novels or from the unexpected architectural perspective of the artist’s balcony.
Albert-Bordenave ambitiously gives shape to an age-old discussion of space and time, both elements that are defined by their indefiniteness, which is visualized by the very shape of the book. The transparent pages can be read individually, but also appear as windows to the next page, allowing us to see the architecture of the space-time continuum a book itself essentially is. The artist book will be for sale at Foam Editions.
", 2020 © Frédérique Albert-Bordenave
ABOUT FRÉDÉRIQUE ALBERT-BORDENAVE
Frédérique Albert-Bordenave (1994) is a Canadian-born, Amsterdam based artist who graduated in Architectural Design. In her work Frédérique explores and speculates on alternatives to our spatial and temporal perception. Albert-Bordenave was selected for the 3Package Deal programme of the Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst (AFK) by the coalition of De Appel, Bureau Rietveld and Foam. Under the guidance of representatives of each institution, among which Foam’s curator Mirjam Kooiman, the artist was offered a studio space and working budget for the year of 2018/2019. Stimulating and facilitating top talent with affordable living and working space, budget and a network is the aim of the 3Package Deal. This successful program of the AFK and Bureau Broedplaatsen (BBp) in collaboration with renowned Amsterdam institutions is now regarded as best practice in the field of talent development.
Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, City of Amsterdam, Foam Members, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.