Flipping the Bird — Jaap Scheeren

Now available: ‘Flipping the Bird’
A photo novel by Jaap Scheeren, text Rik van den Bos

‘Flipping the Bird’ is the narrative visual report, a photo novel actually, of a long and intensive walk in the dunes, in which the main character tries to reconnect with nature. During this walk he slowly falls in love with the landscape, the flora and the fauna and he thinks that this love is mutual. A special, surreal, humorous and confrontational dialogue is created between people, flora and fauna. At the climax the main character finds out if the love is reciprocal and chooses his path… The story is set in the dunes in connection with the continuous threat of the sea to my country. Human actions and the choices we make now and in the future are of great importance in this regard.

Launch at FOAM Amsterdam on 9 June (Foam Editions, top floor)

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