Selected as Best really weird book of 2011 in Eye-Curious
Selected as one of the Best Books of 2011 by Aron Morel
The spirit of Hans Bellmer lives in the twenty first century in Kooiker’s monograph Sunday. These limpid outdoor photographs capture a naked fat woman wearing high heels, her white body so bleached that her genitalia are invisible, rendering her doll-like.
She poses, faceless, in positions that are sometimes sexual, sometimes motionless and morbid. Around her is a back garden, with a homemade dais for her to pose on, and views of dark trees and bushes with blood-red leaves.
Bright colors, porcelain skin, shiny shoes: turning the pages means moving a lightening sculpture in a natural way, almost in harmony but at unexpected moments bizar and surrealistic. Kooiker uses his contemporary technique to create an oblique, threatening, somehow vintage atmosphere.