@ van der Kooy, Christian



Presentation by The Eriskay Connection:

"Anastasiia is a declaration of love from a Kyivan student to her foreign lover and her native land, Ukraine. Through parallel streams of documentary images, Skype screenshots and texts, a dialogue is reconstructed between Anastasiia and her lover, the photographer Christian van der Kooy. The book covers a period of two years in which Ukraine faced major changes.

Anastasiia's report is above all an interpretation and exploration of her daily life and a reflection on security and warmth in times of annexation and confusing propaganda. The book describes, among other things, the « removal of communism », such as the bringing down of Lenin's statue in December 2013 and the manual scrubbing of the Maidan Square after the Revolution..."

Texts in English only.

160 pages - Softcover

The Eriskay Connection, 2017

Format : 21 x 27 cm

New - Mint condition

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van der Kooy, Christian

Christian van der Kooy is a Dutch artist working with photography, short films and audioscapes. He has been working on long-term projects in Eastern Europe, around the Black Sea and the Caucasus. Van der Kooy investigates the characteristics and habits of the people, and the history and topography of the region. He is particularly interested in the mystical relationship between people and their environment... He publishes in 2017 with The Eriskay Connection the photobook "Anastasiia", the complex story of a declaration of love by a young Ukrainian student to her foreign lover and to her homeland. © Portrait taken from the artsit's FB profile
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