Almost every city in the Netherlands has a street called ‘Herenstraat’. At first, when you think of ‘Herenstraat’, a connection is quickly made to the stately characteristics of mansions, which usually bear witness to the rich Dutch history, the Golden Age, Rembrandt, (the Dutch edition of) Monopoly. However, the Herenstraat in Gouda is not such a street. Small labor housing and concrete pavements are two of its main visual contents. The socio-economic situation is lower than elsewhere. And the residents have to deal with prejudices partly due to negative reporting over the years.
The artist has been in - the neighbourhood of - the street for more than two years (Sept. 2020 - Oct. 2022), and has seen the different side of its residents. The last eight months she settled down in a site hut, to get even closer to the people living in and around the Herenstraat and to be able to capture highly personal, intimate moments. In short, to add images to the current view
The Herenstraat appears to be a place of social connection; there is a huge contrast between the monotonous housing and the plurality of its residents.
|Size:||16,7 x 31,6 cm|
|Designer:||Studio Asja Keeman|
|Editor:||Joost van den Broek|
|Binding:||Sewn binding (Pata binding method)|