soul space

SOUL SPACE

Concept and production: Tine Wilde
Edition: 200 copies
Dimensions: 8.26 x 11.02in / 210 x 280mm
Language: English
Specifications: Hardcover embossed. Inside work 72 pages full colour, sewed with black thread, 16 pictureworks in double-page spreads, 16 spot varnished b/w pictures, and poetic text in colour
Paper: cover Ecoflect® Buckram bright gold 134grs; endpapers Rainbow Black 160grs; inside work Arctic Volume High white 150grs.
Lithographer: Willem de Heer
Printer: NPN Drukkers, Breda
Printing method: offset
Binder: Boekbinderij van Mierlo B.V., Nijmegen
Publishing date: November 2019
Publisher: Wilde Oceans Publications
wopublications@gmail.com
Isbn 978-90-804240-5-0
Price € 85,00 incl. VAT and free shipping within the Netherlands

 
 

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Soul Space is supported by the AFK (Amsterdam Fund for the Arts).
'The AFK are convinced of the substantive artistic quality. A project brimming with originality and eloquence.'

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  SOUL SPACE is a poetic photo book about the ways in which God is manifest as a hidden travel advisor. Challenging the existing religious communities, Soul Space announces the birth of the eMigrant - an electronic Deity that will alter our world in an unprecedented manner.

Soul Space combines philosophy and photography in an inquiry into religious experience. The book covers the first part of a trilogy aiming to study and elaborate three different perspectives on the nature of God. Soul Space addresses the human perspective, questioning the ways in which God is manifest as a hidden travel advisor and how this forceful phenomenon can be captured photographically. With a focus on the quest for how to live, the ultimate goal is to show that God is a sign of our evolutionary potential.

The book block is composed of 72 pages full colour. Four pages for each of the 16 participating religious communities from Amsterdam: one page with a colour-composition ascribed to a specific community; one page with a poetic fragment in the same colour-composition; and a double page with a photographic record of the emotions and feelings evoked by that specific community. The poetic text is inspired by the bible and runs in four movements through all the religious communities. This reflection is not about the various communities, but challenges them with the introduction of a new religion - the arrival of the eMigrant. Due to the undisputed expertise of lithographer Willem de Heer and the renowned NPN drukkers from Breda, the book, bound in embossed gold paper, expresses the exclusiveness of a unique work of art.

Several factors underscore the timeliness of project Soul Space. Firstly, a renewed interest of people in what one could call ‘religious experience’. But also the collapse of several societal systems with or without increasing thread for violence is a factor. And there is the urge for a new humanistic approach. With a focus on the quest for how to live, the ultimate goal is to show that religious experience is a sign of our evolutionary potential. That it is an intrinsic human feature to seek for transcendence - for ‘something’ that makes us the creative human beings we are. As a result, the poetic photo book will not be composed of representational pictures of people caught on camera during service or ceremony, but of a variety of colours evoked by the 16 participating religious communities which, together with a poetic reflection on the eMigrant as the newborn electronic Deity, narrate this everyday world as well as a hallucinating new reality evoked by our magic, mystical mind.