Publication director: Émilie Lamy
A book of stolen pages describing the 2320.2 mile current of The Great Mississippi River. The 440 page book navigates from one voice to another, through history, past the muddy riverbanks, through valleys, okra fields and plantations. This portrait has been constructed with hundreds of poems mentioning the river, captivating words about the water and arranging them state by state, from the source of the river to the delta. The pagination and placing of the original lines where left intact, this way if you where to open the book at any given place you might see page 4 on the left pace facing page 387 on the right one.
Image rights: Image courtesy of the West Den Haag and the artist.
About Lotte Geeven
Dutch multimedia artist Lotte Geeven creates site-specific installations that are three-dimensional portraits of places. They are amalgamations of sound, sculptural objects, paint, wallpaper, and small-scale architecture. “My approach is observation-based and strictly non-intellectual,” Geeven has said. “I strongly believe a dynamic playful way combined with precise non-hierarchical observing can lead to a deep understanding of places and objects that surround us.” Geeven uses these installations to illustrate the relationship between identity and place, and the way in which mental space and the physical realm overlap.
Dutch, b. 1980, Eindhoven, Netherlands, based in Amsterdam, Netherlands