by Marcel Wesdorp
Prints of these digitally developed areas seem to be real photographs, uniquely named by their specific xyz co-ordinates. But at a second glance you are struck by an unknown reality that lies beyond. Some steps in this process lead to unsuspected and surprisingly catching images, each of them with a most sensitive and enigmatic touch, as may be seen in his PW series.
Apart from the purely software based techniques, the collection and modelling of existing satellite data and maps is a second intricate field of work of the artist. Here another elaborate few years were needed to complete the paper-printed black and white ‘Untitled World File’. Wesdorp’s fine imagination of scale and proportion makes you dazzle for this vacuum of time and space. The work originates from a real love history, only to be revealed to the viewer when taking time to see its dimensions.
x4207.44/y2809.41/z258.51 - 2011
x1288.20/y6028.21/z285.40 - 2010
x3435.26./y5201.54/z-9.14 - 2011
x7457.29/y9325.47/z226.42 - 2012
Out of Nothing
2007/2010 - 02:05 hour [fragment]
x86946.1/y55460.1-3838.8 - 2015/16
x52059.4/y2598.8-2161 - 2015
Untitled World - 2015
Untitled World-File - 2014/2015
MINE 'compiled world file' 2017
Born in Netherlands (1965) and graduated at Willem de Kooning Academy -Rotterdam and the advanced programme in photography at St. Joost Academy in Breda, Wesdorp creates computerized animations of landscapes.
Wesdorp’s work has been shown several times at the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam (2007-2011), at Museum Belvedere, Heerenveen (2012), in Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012), Erasmus University, Rotterdam (2013) and with gallery Helder in the solo presentation at KunstRAI, Amsterdam (2015). Wesdorp continues to investigate new ways to show what lies beyond the surface.