Playing Borders
This Contemporary State of Mind

exhibition view at group-exhibition Quickscan #01 at Het Nederlands Fotomuseum Rotterdam 2010

ARTISTBOOK / PHOTOGRAPHS / PHOTO INSTALLATION

exhibition view at group-exhibition Quickscan #01 at Het Nederlands Fotomuseum Rotterdam 2010

Playing borders this contemporary state of mind is a fictional photographic essay which Kruithof developed at the beginning of 2008 right at before the start of the economic crisis in Europe. Kruithof got a squaded, 600 square meter big abandoned office space as her temporary studio and started to imagine a doomsday scenario for Western society. Playing Borders has a frenetic energy. It is chaotic and on the verge of falling apart – as is its subject, which is an almost empty, generic office space in which workers create performances. A sense of anomie and absurd nature is visible, which is read as a metaphor for the tormented man in today’s society. Kruithof breathes new life into the materials she found in the office, through processing peculiar temporary

Playing Borders is a conceptual and poetic work where Kruithof weaves photography, installation and performance together. Both the project installed in an exhibition space as it’s form as an unbounded artist book including pamflets, postcards and a poster call a strong physical experience.

exhibition view at group-exhibition Quickscan #01 at Het Nederlands Fotomuseum Rotterdam 2010

 

PLAYING BORDERS, THIS CONTEMPORARY STATE OF MIND PUBLICATION (WATCH VIDEO)

Running Man 1,2,3

 

Shivering, this photo is available as lightjet print 30-38 cm in edition of 4 in the special edition of Playing Borders

 

Man attempts to, this photo is available as lightjet print 30-38 cm in edition of 4 in the special edition of Playing Borders

 

Attempt 1 / 2

 

Hidden Man, this photo is available as lightjet print 30-30 cm in edition of 4 in the special edition of Playing Borders

 

Office Shelter 1, framed lightjet print 125-100 cm edition 4 (+1ap) + this photo is available as lightjet print 30-38 cm in edition of 4 in the special edition of Playing Borders

 

Office Shelter 2, framed lightjet print 125-100 cm edition 4 (+1ap) + this photo is available as lightjet print 30-38 cm in edition of 4 in the special edition of Playing Borders

 

Office Shelter 3, framed lightjet print 125-100 cm edition 4 (+1ap) + this photo is available as lightjet print 30-38 cm in edition of 4 in the special edition of Playing Borders

 

Driven Man, wallpaper 327 cm – 184 cm

 

Cobalt Cube, framed lightjet print 100-100 cm edition 4 (+1ap) + this photo is available as lightjet print 30-30 cm in edition of 4 in the special edition of Playing Borders

 

Failures around the void, wallpaper

 

Falling man 1/7

 

 

 

Furure Gateway, Available as lightjet print 30-38 cm in edition of 4 in the special edition of Playing Borders

 

 

Woman with Wire 1/4

 

 

Fragmentation 1/4

 

 

Business explosion, framed lightjet print 100-100 cm edition 4 (+1ap) + this photo is available as lightjet print 30-30 cm in edition of 4 in the special edition of Playing Borders