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Above Rotterdam

Published december 2016: Above Rotterdam, Ellen Kooi
One Glass Tower by Wiel Arets & Nine Situations by Katrien Van Den Brande
Taal: Engels
Pages: hardcover, 180 pages
Isbn: 9781945150227
Publisher: ActarD Inc
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High above the streets of Rotterdam, on cold winter nights, during early spring evenings, and dusky autumn days; five situations were staged and captured by artist Ellen Kooi, inside the B' Tower in Rotterdam, by architect Wiel Arets.

Nearly each apartment is identical, which lends a receded repetition to the ‘stage sets’ Kooi created, in the tradition of her renowned landscape photography. In Kooi’s ‘sets’, a sleeping young girl cuddles with whimsical Weimaraners; a lonely business man digitally pines for his distant love; a young couple saunters and seduces one another, inside and out; an informal dinner gathering morphs into an impromptu musical; a mother creates a dream world for her and her children, high above Rotterdam’s streets. Interspersed throughout Kooi's sets of imagery are separately created scenes of poetry and prose, by artist Katrien Van den Brande, which alternate with Kooi's narratives–all graphically woven together by a design from Mainstudio.

This publication is a two-dimensional immersion into a parallel urban reality, that’s at once fantasy and fiction–yet remarkably familiar.


2015: 'Undertones',
25 colour reproductions,

essays by Juan Curto Vivas, published by Centro de Arte Alcobendas

Year: 2015
Language: English/Spanish
Size : 220 x 270

Pages: 53 pages
Publisher: Centro de Arte Alcobendas
ISBN: 978-84-94-1906-9-8

Out of Sight

2010: 'Out of Sight', 35 colour reproductions,
essays by Bernard Marcelis and Frits Gierstberg,
published by Filigranes

Year: 2010
Language: English/French Size : 340 x 250
Edition: 1800 books
Pages: 80 pages
Publisher: Filigranes
ISBN: 978-2-35046-198-4

Here you can also watch two videos of the printing by Grafiche Sizrone

Within from without

2008: "Within from Without", 30 colour reproductions,
essays by Rafael Doctor Roncero, Catherine Somzé Menchu Gutiérez and Octavio Zaya.
Language: English
Size: 203 x 279 x 19
Pages: 188 pages
Publisher: Actar-D
ISBN: 978-84-96917-24-8

Focus Locus Oude Rijn

Focus Locus Oude Rijn - in de wereld van Ellen Kooi

2005: “Along the old Rhine with Ellen Kooi”,
assignment publication/ booklet, published by
Focus Locus, Utrecht

Year: 2005
Publisher: Uitgeverij Aprilis
ISBN: 90-5994-090-3


Out There

2005: "Out There", 29 colour reproductions,
essays by Martine Schneider - Speller and Jhim Lamoree,
published by Gallery Beaumontpublic + Königbloc 

Year: 2005
Language: English
Pages: 74 pages
Publisher: Beaumont Public
ISBN: 2-919925 72-5