Photography / Photo book
Book format: 20×27 cm.
104 pag. / 74 full colour photographs
Metapaper extra rough (Mohawk USA) 120 gr./m2.
Sewn Bound, Swiss binding.
6 pages cover, folded frontsite.
Metapaper extra rough (Mohawk USA) 350 gr.m2.
The book ‘Linnaeusstraat’ contains photographs of the house of my grandparents in The Hague, the Netherlands, where they lived for over 73 years. Both of them lived in it until they died. The photographs have been taken over the years, both during the lifetime of my grandparents and in the period that followed.
My father grew up in this house. It belongs (partly) to the basis of his identity and indirectly also that of myself and other family members. The identity of a person is most often related to one or more specific places (houses) in the world.
The visible reality disclosed in the photographs is subject to the elements of time, a world that is photographically preserved in the book ‘Linnaeusstraat’.
After passing away of both grandparents, the house became available for another family to establish a safe haven for posterity.
The book forms a part of the ‘Tied to the Earth with Skin and Glue’ project, a compilation of short films, photographs, film installations and stills made in the final phase of the lives of my grandparents. The project as a whole highlights aspects such as parentage, consanguinity, identity, temporality and physicality.