Dedication(s) Robin Waart

Published by Robin Waart, Amstelveen, 2018, 30 pages (b/w ill.), 20.5 × 26 cm, English

Price: €35

To C.L.S.’, ‘For A.L.M.’, ‘In Memory of J.V.C.’ – Starting from his collection of three-letter dedications, Dedication(s) looks at public yet hidden modes of address. While these dedications appear in printed books, they remain private, intimate allusions between author and intended recipient. The project infers the strange position of the reader who encounters these cryptic dedications, which perhaps get in the way of—or better clarify?—the relationship between author and audience. Waart’s project questions the relationship between a work and the reality in which it comes about, and why, and for whom, we make what we make.

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evol/love Nibor Traaw (Robin Waart)

Published by Stichting Mei, Amstelveen, 2020, 400 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 19.6 × 19.6 cm, English

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Evol/Love is a project in three parts: a billboard series, installation and new publication connecting 160 subtitled movie stills that all contain the word Love. A collage of voices and definitions arranged in alphabetical order, from ‘Love is where you find it’ (A: A Date with Judy, US 1948, 00:22:37) to ‘But even if it’s a little late, love has a way of coming back to you’ (Y: Yeonae/Love is a Crazy Thing, KR 2005, 01:38:02), but read backwards to sound like its antonym: evil.

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