Ruth Van Beek – The Levitators

Van Beek, Ruth
Publisher: Dalpine
Binding: Softcover
Language: English
Pages: 38
Measurements: 13.00 x 20.00 cm

Ruth van Beek has been collecting photographs from all over the place for years. Newspaper clippings, amateur family pictures, images from old books and the internet. She puts them together in an ever-growing archive.Her new series, The Levitators are a species of animals that have their origin in images of domestic dogs. To bring the dogs back to life, Ruth van Beek cuts and fold the images. In this process of animating and fixating a lot goes wrong. In her attempt to make the dogs fly, they more and more loose their original dog-shape. They transform into fluffy objects, unsuccessful animals and by this uncertainty, become moldable and open to new interpretations