Join us live on Instagram as Thomas Kuijpers goes into a conversation with Foam curator Mirjam Kooiman about his new publication Hoarder Order.
Thomas Kuijpers' work always stems from a (series of) current event(s), on the basis of which he investigates how the stories told about these events influence our daily lives. What is the effect on our brain of this daily reporting, when it comes to terrorism, refugees, Europe, extremism, etc?
To investigate this, Thomas collects a lot of material of all kinds; newspapers, fragments of conversations he overhears on the street, video material from Youtube, posters on the wall at the bus stop, comments on Twitter. From that collection new connections arise, as well as insights into the way in which narratives about specific subjects are shaped; and with this also the work arises, within which the source material is often still visible. Hoarder Order is an index of 20 years of collecting and (re-)ordering this collection.
ABOUT THOMAS KUIJPERS
Thomas Kuijpers studied photography at the AKV St.Joost, Breda. In 2015, he turned the space of Foam 3h into a diorama devoted to the Twin Towers as part of the exhibition Foam 3h: Thomas Kuijpers - When the Twins were still beautiful. In 2017, Thomas Kuijpers was part of the travelling exhibition Foam Talent.
Join us live on 29 July at 16.00 hrs.
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