The Geometrical Determination of the Sunrise
Exhibition: – 23 Aug 2015
Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam
1017 DS Amsterdam
Mon-Wed 10-18; Thu-Fri 10-21; Sat-Sun 10-18
Noémie Goudal - The Geometrical Determination of the Sunrise
29 May – 23 August 2015
Opening Thursday 28 May, 17.30 hrs at Foam in the presence of the photographer.
Foam is pleased to present the first solo exhibition of the young French artist Noémie Goudal (b. Paris, 1984). Her portfolio was published in the 2012 annual Talent issue of Foam Magazine, and Foam has been closely following her strong and consistent development ever since.
Typical of Goudal’s work are layered photos of quiet, mysterious landscapes which she combines with elements of modernist architecture appearing to have an archaic quality. The landscape becomes a theatrical setting distinguished by an intriguing aesthetic. The photographic series are the result of spatial interventions and physical constructions which examine the two- and three-dimensional relationships in the image. The interventions are exclusively carried out at the location where the photographic work is created.
In addition to photography, Goudal makes video work that is thematically linked to her photos, but in which a great part is played by human physical presence and people’s (often unproductive) actions. These performance-like video works will be projected large-format at Foam, enhancing the visual experience. A few spatial works will also be presented, such as Study for Perspective 1 (2014). This life-size installation analyses a photograph of an architectural space, resulting in a three-dimensional experience.
The Geometrical Determination of the Sunrise is an initiative by The New Art Gallery Walsall, UK, and was created in collaboration with Foam.
This exhibition was made possible with the support of the French Embassy in The Netherlands. Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Delta Lloyd, City of Amsterdam and the VandenEnde Foundation.