Call me Ishmael / Noem me Ismaël
Vorrätig (kann nachbestellt werden)
- Jap Sam Books & Het Vijfde Seizoen
- 2015 ISBN 9789490322519
- 218 pages
- 19 × 14 cm
In the summer of 2014 artists, Doris Denekamp and Geert van Mil, worked and lived in the artist in residence Het Vijfde Seizoen in Den Dolder. The residency space is an old pavilion on the terrain of the Willem Arntsz Hoeve, a psychiatric institution.
Together with the patients, Denekamp & Van Mil read the epic story of Moby Dick. This novel written by Herman Melville in 1851, tells the story of revenge by Captain Ahab on the white whale Mody Dick and the protagonist Ismael. Inspired by this classic novel, the artists and the patients came up with new stories. These are being processed in a contemporary version of Moby Dick. The title of this new publication is Call me Ishmael, and it will be published by Jap Sam Books spring 2015.
Doris Denekamp (1984) and Geert van Mil (1983), both artists, have been working together under the name informal strategies since 2011. With their work, they investigate the role of stories in society today. Their (video) installations, publications and performances come into being in constantly changing, collaborative exchanges, and often have a direct relationship to the location where the work evolves.
This publication was made possible with the support of the Mondriaan Fonds, and the Yske-Walther Fonds, the Theodora Niemeijer Fonds, Altrecht-GGZ and Het Vijfde Seizoen.
Geert van Mil & Doris Denekamp from the artist collective Informal Strategies