Geert Lovink on Fri, 15 Sep 2006 20:02:28 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime-ann> scroll--40 years of visual narrative--by tjebbe van tijen

40 years of visual narrative
Tjebbe van Tijen

OPENING  September 15 at 17.00 hrs

Mediamatic shows an overview of the beautiful layered image rolls/ scrolls of Tjebbe van Tijen.

Back in the sixties, Van Tijen took part in the development a method to use integrated images and text strips to document social and political realities. He would comment on events which would take place in his direct environment. To this day he uses panoramic horizontal scrolls and vertical banners in the tradition of the classic Greek/Roman and East Asian culture. These scrolls visualize complex and layered subjects in a comprehensive manner while maintaining their narrative structure. This in contrast to the often used computer presentation program Powerpoint which pushes the previous image out of sight with each change of slide.

This exhibition is about portraying the tremendous historic value and beauty of an oeuvre which has been in the making for decennia. The work does not only take the viewer on a journey down memory lane, but also opens a source of social, political and artistic subjects in our contemporary and dominant image culture.

September 15  - October 22, 2006
Location: Mediamatic, Post CS Gebouw, ground floor, Amsterdam

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