Wouter Van de Voorde – Nucleo | Melbourne Book Launch

Wouter Van de Voorde – Nucleo

Perimeter is excited to present the launch of Wouter Van de Voorde – Nucleo (AREA Books), taking place at 4pm–6pm, Saturday January 20 at Perimeter HQ (734 High St, Thornbury). The launch will include an artist talk between Wouter and Daniel Boetker-Smith (Director of the Centre for Contemporary Photography) with a signing by the artist and a casual celebration to follow. Hope to see you there!

Pre-orders for Nucleo will be available to collect at the launch.

Perimeter HQ
734 High St, Thornbury VIC
Saturday January 20, 2023
From 4pm–6pm

This is a free event, with no reservations required.

Nucleo, whose title evokes the core nuclear family, is a visual odyssey that traces the life of Van de Voorde’s own family, starting from the birth of his son, Felix, and extending to the most recent moments captured during a twilight walk on Cooleman Ridge, a nature reserve close to his family’s home. At the heart of Nucleo lies the theme of isolation. The family depicted in the book is portrayed as existing in a state of self-sufficiency. The story unfolds through shared moments in the middle of the Australian bush.

Nucleo is designed to represent a vast and evolving family journey spanning a decade. The design utilises a horizontal layout folded in two. Upon opening the book, it subverts the typical chronological flow: the reader encounters the latest image from September 2023, prompting them to read in reverse order. This folding technique enables juxtaposing visual and natural patterns while challenging the conventional concept of time within the expansive narrative.

240 pages (all with foldout), 32 x 23.5 cm, softcover, AREA Books (Paris).