Sanne van der Elzen takes a closer look at the manner in which we greet one another, which is perhaps the most universal gesture of all. What happens if we misinterpret our counterpart’s gestures? What role does intimacy play in possible misconceptions? For instance, in scrutinising the Dutch formality of three kisses on the cheeks, one might begin to wonder about the elasticity of one’s comfort zone. Van den Elzen invites the viewer to follow her playful visual research method, focusing on the intervals and the interspaces of the complex choreography that is the art of the gesture. Published by Fw: Books (Amsterdam).
128 pages, 17 x 24 cm, softcover, Fw: Books (Amsterdam).