Geert Goiris, Lying Awake, Roma Publications, 2013
The book contains a selection of 88 works from the last 15 years. They have not been given a chronological or thematic order but have been set in sequence in a manner characteristic of Goiris whereby the images become the components of an estranged storyline. Whilst research plays an important role in his approach towards the subjects and geographical locations he depicts, Goiris removes the photos from their documentary reality and directs the work towards fiction. They are rather sublimated images that dont appear to be from here or from now. The captured images witness an almost disturbing wonderment, such as the image of the permafrost landscape wherein the tracks of vehicles remain visible for centuries. Comprising specifically written texts by Nickel van Duijvenboden, Matthew Vollgraff and Geert Goiris himself (Myths, Places and Protagonists), this book can be seen as a project in its own right and was presented in conjunction with a solo exhibition at the M – Museum Leuven.
24 × 31 cm
170 pages + insert
design by Roger Willems