Berend Strik • Thixotropy
Out of print
- Offers a wide variety of different perspectives on the work of Berend Strik
- Based on the embroidery works that are significant in deriving meaning from his complete oeuvre
Authors: Berend Strik, Sophie Berrebi, Matthijs Bouw, Laurie Cluitmans, Antje von Graevenitz, Laura van Grinsven, Gertrud Sandqvist
2009, Valiz | supported by supported by Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture (Fonds BKVB) | paperback | 256 pp. | 24 x 17 cm (h x w) | Dutch. English | ISBN 978-90-78088-27-1
The work of Berend Strik (Nijmegen 1960) is situated in a twilight zone in terms of discipline. The basis consists of photos (either found or taken by Strik) which have been modified with threads, gauze and other materials. Berend Strik • Thixotropy takes these embroidered photos as a point of entry for grasping the meaning, motives and themes of his entire oeuvre. Texts by Berend Strik himself and by others analyze and interpret a range of different perspectives, aspects and strategies. These texts are interlaced with seductive visual material so that the reader can enjoy this playful overview of the particular visual idiom and layered quality of Berend Strik’s oeuvre.