PLOT NO. 235 / Encyclopaedia of an allotment. Special Edition, 2014
More about the book: http://www.johandeumens.com/artists/61-anne-geene/artworks/741-plot-no-235--encyclopaedia-of-an-allotment.html
garden in Rotterdam. “...a celebration of everything that is nature, including death and decay. When you close the book you see the world with new eagerness”(quotation: Hans Aarsman)
“Our desire to gather information seems infinite. We study the molecules, fluids, organs, food, looks, behaviour, habitats, ecosystems etc! of almost all species on earth. There is almost no information imaginable we’d rather not know.
Using the medium of photography I collect information from the world around me which I try to archive, organize and interpret in a seemingly logic way. Seemingly, because interpretation of the collected data is essentially personal and an ironic reference to our eagerness to arrange and know everything.
My work is sometimes associated with the field of artistic research. It is a controversial term, but I can see the analogy. The used method for work is process-oriented and usually covers longer periods. The results are rarely ‘series’ in the traditional way that photography is often presented. Rather they are collections that present an idea as a whole.”