or the inexplainable growth of gravity
EMMELINE DE MOOIJ
Co-published by Capricious, in conjunction with de Mooij’s exhibition of the same title (at Capricious Space from March 6 – April 17, 2010). Artwork by de Mooij and design by Adriaan Mellegers, printed in Brugge, Belgium at Die Keure. The editioned book holds an idiosyncratic variety of original and found photographs (in full color and duotones), screen prints and watercolor paintings. It is printed on high-quality paper and retails for $12 each.
According to de Mooij, “the era of the unexplainable growth of gravity has come. With it an increasing number of sinkholes, cases of arthritis, high blood pressure and an overall mood of pressure. The rocket digs itself and it is here [de Mooij defines her] excavation site.”“Gravity grows and my overweight forces me to descend into the ground – behind the skin, beyond daylight. I have signed up for the course ‘Cave Diving Inside the Brain’. When I sink up to my knees into the brown substance, I find myself face to face with a troll. She introduces herself as Muddy and tells me about the ultimate wish for weightlessness. I say, ‘Yes, I see, but, just these heavy clothes I bought myself’…” –Emmeline de Mooij
About Emmeline de Mooij
Born in Delft, The Netherlands, in 1978, she now lives and works in both New York and Amsterdam. de Mooij’s work consists of installations, photographs and performances. She has had solo shows in Villa Nouailles (Hyeres, France), Steinsland/Berliner (Stockholm), Salone del Mobile (Milan), Tsumori Chisato (Paris), and Motive (Amsterdam). Group shows have included: the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), Robert Berman (Los Angeles), Art Cologne (Germany), YK3 (Melbourne). Honors de Mooij has been awarded: Scholarship Award Photo Global Program School of Visual Arts New York, shortlist Hyeres photography Competition (France), Kunsthuis SYB residency (The Netherlands), First Prize Selfware Competition (Austria). Her work has been published in the New York Times, Museum Paper, Purple Magazine, Dazed&Confused, GLU magazine, Dagens Nyheter, YKKY, Volkskrant. In 2009 she published the book Bush Compulsion in collaboration with artist Melanie Bonajo.