I WANT A PERMANENT WAVE
I WANT A PERMANENT WAVE by GERALD VAN DER KAAP Apart from being a metro station, Europaplein Station in Amsterdam is also an immersive experience. When you enter the station, you find yourself inside a huge dromoscopic underground work of art.
You could say there are two artworks, to paraphrase Virilio, depending on your perception. One is the artwork at the station. You stand on the platform waiting, looking at it, the images, the graphics, the colors, the mirroring effect of silver. The other is the one you see riding the metro train, looking out of the window, it is moving and blending. You are now traveler-spectator, voyageur-voyeur, and the speed metamorphoses the artwork. Cinematic energy.
This book reveals some of the ideas behind this artwork: the Greek myth about the kidnapping of Europa, film-noir-style brief encounters and live video performances by the artist.
Available in the (internet) bookshops in the Netherlands and Belgium
International distribution by Idea Books.
Or order via Bol.com
See : https://www.bol.com
I WANT A PERMANENT WAVE – GERALD VAN DER KAAP
ISBN 978 90 71346 50 7 /
48 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 17 cm, hardback, English, price € 15,00