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12th of Never

"12th of Never" (2000) is a photography work by Gerald van der Kaap.

12th of Never

Gerald van der Kaap: 12th of Never

A photographer defines reality as follows: anything that can be photographed is real. Photography is not a tool for duplicating reality in images, it is a tool for producing reality through images. This is not only true of traditional analog photography; it applies equally to Gerald Van Der Kaap's digital photography. According to "velocity thinker" Paul Virilio, we no longer experience a landscape we fly over in a plane as real, but our body inside the plane is very real indeed. And what strange phenomena take place in our bodies as we fly from one time zone to another! An airplane is a time machine, a machine "in between times," and digital photography is preeminently suited for recording the effects it has on our bodies. This is what Gerald Van Der Kaap demonstrates in the 12th of Never. Poetry in machine times.

 

12th of Never was shown in the exhibition of DEAF_00, it was a contribution of guest curator Arjen Mulder on invitation of NFI.

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