Episode of the Sea : Lonnie van Brummelen and Siebren de Haan

Arndt, Lotte. Episode of the Sea : Lonnie van Brummelen and Siebren de Haan. Toronto, Ont.: Gallery TPW, 2015.

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Abstract (English)

"In the previous century, the Dutch closed off and drained their inland sea to reclaim new arable land. The island of Urk, situated in mid sea, suddenly found itself embraced by land. Its inhabitants were expected to switch from fishing to farming, but the fishermen managed to continue their trade. They found new fishing grounds, far out in the North Sea. Despite being part of the mainland for decades, the fishing village is still notoriously insular and its inhabitants continue to speak their own dialect. The film documents the material world of contemporary North Sea fishery and the fishermen’s struggle with a changed public perception, fluctuating regulations, and excessive global competition, while parallels are drawn between fishing and filming. Rendered in black-and-white to recite neo-realist drama and early documentary styles, the scenes evoke a way of life that has been passed on by ancestors, yet on the verge of obsolescence." -- Publisher's website.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues ; Interviews
All Contributors: Arndt, Lotte (Author); Arndt, Lotte (Interviewer); Van Brummelen, Lonnie (Interviewee); Haan, Siebren de (Interviewee)
Collation: 1 online resource (1 PDF file)
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Toronto, Ont.: Gallery TPW
Artists: van Brummelen, Lonnie; Haan, Siebren de
Critics / Curators / Historians: Arndt, Lotte
Art Organizations: Toronto Photographers Workshop - Gallery Tpw (Toronto, Ont.)
Events: Contact Toronto Photography Festival (Toronto, Ont.)
Event Title: Episode of the Sea : Lonnie van Brummelen, Siebren de Haan
Type: Exhibition
Location: Gallery TPW (Toronto, Ontario)
Dates: 2 May - 23 May 2015
Copyright Statement: Gallery TPW
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Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2020 21:05
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2021 20:18
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/31820
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