International 2008 Archives
Motive Gallery, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
About 2000 hectares of land is being reclaimed from the sea off the coast of Rotterdam. This is where the second Maasvlakte must take shape. Since the construction of the Delta Works and the draining of the Zuiderzee by which the province of Flevoland was created we have gotte used to large-
In the summer of 2007 photographer Dorothée Meyer (Cologne, 1973) recorded that part of the Maasvlakte, which will be altered most by the coming construction activities. Motive Gallery is showing a selection of the photographs, which resulted from this project. One is particularly struck by the serenity of Meyer's images. You could imagine yourself in an unspoilt place, a bygone area.
Meyer's photographs are characterized by the unusual angles from which they are taken. Taken from high vantage points, the images offer an unusual, sometimes unprecedently enchanting view of the environment -
Meyer interrogates the relation between the viewer and time. This is partly due to her way of working. Meyer photographs with a view camera, wich is labour intensive and time-
Exhibition 6 September -
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