Project by: DAI, CasCo
Designer: Boris Van Den Eynden
Format: 215 x 335 mm
Price: € 5,00
Ach Ach en owee ach en ojee ach en onee ach geef acht doe mee! is a publication by Amanda Koelman in collaboration with Spinvis is part of the Publications Project, a collection of artist books issued by the Dutch Art Institute and designed in collaboration with the Werkplaats Typografie.
Amanda Koelman (b. 1985) is an artist whose work emanates from the belief that all humans strive to make sense of the universe around them. As throughout history and geography, people have created fairy tales, fables, fantastic stories, sagas, myths, and religions in order to conceive some sort of understanding of their surroundings. Koelman combines knowledge, ideas and elements from various times and different places in order to provide carnavalesque connections between stories, substances and the collective attribution of meaning. The used imagery and metaphors stem from different parts of the world and are combined by Koelman in a free and loose aesthatic that is nevertheless dense and layered. The work addresses a space beyond the material and rational world; where it enters the realm of hybrid myths and complex magic. The sensual, spontaneous, and emotional aspects of human nature are connected with the notions of birth and death, and everything in between.