Book

The Humanness of Our Lonely Selves

€59.95

From 22 June till 13 October 2024 Huis Marseille is hosting the exhibition The Humanness of Our Lonely Selves, featuring new work by Awoiska van der Molen (1972, Groningen). On the occasion of the exhibition, Hans Gremmen of fw:books collaborated with her to create a beautiful new publication.

Critically acclaimed for her psychological landscape images, Awoiska van der Molen presents a new body of work with understated black-and-white photos of built-up environments that reveal traces of human presence – she zooms in on illuminated windows in the darkness of the evening in Japan.

One could say that these windows function as a screen between the photographer (or the observer) and the world, between a psychological inner world and the external world of things. Through the windows, we catch a glimpse of the life behind them, yet there is no substantial contact. The windows serve as a barrier to the desire for safety and companionship as well as a glimpse of it. They simultaneously represent the longing for connection as well as comfort with distance. In this sense, the windows symbolise the existential loneliness that most of us must come to terms with to a greater or lesser degree.

  • Awoiska van der Molen – The Humanness of Our Lonely Selves
  • Design: Hans Gremmen
  • 22 x 28 cm
  • Leporello with 16 page insert
  • 56 pages
  • ISBN 978-90-833459-8-7

The Humanness of Our Lonely Selves

59.95

Category:

Related products

Special Edition

Awoiska van der Molen – № 391-12

300.00

Special Edition

Awoiska van der Molen – № 601-9

300.00