Marleen Sleeuwits was born on 23 June 1980 in Enschede, The Netherlands. After graduating from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, she continued her studies in the post-graduate Photography programme at AKV/St. Joost in Breda, which she...
Skills:Digital Printing, Photo Assisting, Color Correction, Film Scanning, Adobe Photoshop, Curating, Exhibition Design
Dutch contemporary artist Marleen Sleeuwits, known for her photography, objects and installations, challenges the imagination in her new artist book, On the So! Edge of Space. In her visual experiment, the artist presents a four-tiered representation of space: her own photographs of 'in-between' spaces are placed in a scale model, which she then photographs and arranges in the space of a book. "e elegantly designed hardcover publication, covering seven years of work and with 200 full-bleed images, creates a maze-like, immersive experience for the viewer. "e bare walls of the model offer no context so the viewer feels projected into a timeless vacuum. As we leaf through these rooms, we wonder: when will these spaces come to life and who will lead the way the room or the user? Sleeuwits touches upon questions of how spatial qualities alter the viewer s perception viscerally. Essay by Basje Boer, Edo Dijksterhuis and Freek Lomme.