Coverbild Sjoerd Knibbeler
Sjoerd Knibbeler
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Edited by: Museum Kunst der Westküste
Texts by: Jörg Colberg, David Keith, Ariane Koek, Pia Littmann
Graphic Design: Rutger Fuchs
Institution: Museum Kunst der Westküste, Alkersum/Föhr
Artist: Sjoerd Knibbeler
German, English
March 2021 , 144 Pages , 70 Ills.
Paperback with Flaps
283mm x 205mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-4911-4
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| The Image of the Invisible
How do you make wind visible? How do you create a picture of air? How do you capture something in a photograph, when it is already difficult to get a visual fix on it? From its invention in the early nineteenth century onward, photography has been an instrument of scientific research. In line with this tradition, the Amsterdam-based artist Sjoerd Knibbeler deals with complex natural phenomena, which he makes visible in his photographic works. His work is rooted in his interest in discovering the world through human imagination and technology, and so he engages in meticulous observations of nature, experiments, and exchanges with scientists. On this basis, Knibbeler constructs fragile models that allow ephemeral phenomena, such as gusts of wind or sunlight, to be experienced. At the end of these explorations, he creates photographs that make it possible to perceive quasi-invisible processes in aesthetically sophisticated images, which in turn animate us to explore their content.

In his work the Dutch visual artist SJOERD KNIBBELER (*1981) explores the scientific view of the world through the means of photography, using strategies such as observation, experimentation, and model making.
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Museum Kunst der Westküste, Alkersum/Föhr
February 28–September 5, 2021
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