Sunday, 12 June 2011

city butterflies

Nagoya, Japan 2011

Photographs by Eiji Watanabe

As part of a collaboration with the Japanese artist
Eiji Watanabe, last year I installed a series of butterfly
names in a former kimono shop in downtown Nagoya.
The shop was recently occupied by a local politician
as a base to launch his (successful) mayoral election
campaign. The butterflies still hovered, in a more
politically charged space.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

The Mountains Of Holland

The Alps, the Andes, the Himalayas, the Cairngorms, what
are these compared with the mountains of Holland, whose
height and range can never be measured ? Wrapped in their
own weather, invisible to the eye, they constantly recede
before the traveller who begins to imagine they are only
a rumour. Yet in the small hours, or in the evening, one who
walks pensively in a solemn extent of water-meadows may
sometimes feel the implication of their weight.

A boxed edition containing a flag, enamel plaque and dvd is
published by De Vlaggen Club/The Flag Club and available
from Peter Foolen Editions