Dec 16, 2011

inspiration: Bieke Depoorter

Today I was with johbont in de Kunsthal and we saw an exhibition of photographer
Bieke Depoorter It was about  a special project: OU MENYA.

She travelled with a little note from livingroom to livingroom in Russia. The note said: "I am looking for a place to spend the night. Do you know people who would have a bed, or a couch? I don’t need anything in particular, and I have a sleeping-bag. I prefer not to stay in a hotel, because I don’t have a lot of money and because I want to see the way people live in Russia. Could I stay at your place, perhaps? Thank you very much for your help!"

She didn't speak the language and encountered many Russian families, they had conversations with hands and feet. She made a really beautiful photoreportage!


Sandra van Doorn said...

what a great story; would love teh see the exhibition; the photos posted here remind me so much of the place we rented when we lived in Russia....

johbont said...

ja aangenaam verrast !!
wat een mooi idee en geweldige uitwerking
en samen met de overzichtstentoonstelling over Aad de Haas een onverwacht fijn bezoek aan de kunsthal

nelleke said...

Jazeker, Aad de Haas was ook inspirerend :-)

marian said...

ja mooi! Maar in welk blad heb ik nou een interview met haar gelezen een tijdje geleden. Zal eens kijken of ik het nog kan vinden.