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IN VIVO | extended
In Normandy, the white chalk cliffs are gradually being enveloped by the sea. This once celebrated travel destination – it is thought that Monet developed impressionism here – is now almost forgotten and in a continuous state of metamorphosis. Turning his back to the water, De Ridder focused his large-format camera on the details of the cliffs. To the human eye, the cliffs are pure white, but the eye of the camera is able to reveal hidden details. The cliffs begin to move; their surface becomes a painter’s canvas, the colours of which are captured by De Ridder’s slide film. ‘Falaise’ is an ode to the mysticism of the 140-million-year-old sediment.
With SOLSTICE the photographer Misha de Ridder seeks nothing less than to record the sublimity of nature. For him it is not a matter of reducing nature at a saccharine picture post card, but rather of laying bare its various emotional dimensions, from the meditative to the sinister. In DUNE De Ridder sought echoes of the past in the landscape of today, in this case in the Kennemer Dunes of North Holland. With his work De Ridder tries to make something which is pre-eminently individual, namely the experience of a landscape, accessible for viewers.
Misha de Ridder (Netherlands, 1971) graduated from the Utrecht School of the Arts in 1996. His monumental landscape works have been published in six books, including ‘Falaise’. His work has been exhibited in Huis Marseille, FOAM and FOMU Antwerp. Noorderlicht has previously shown De Ridder’s work in the photography festival Terra Cognita.
Price EUR 15,00