Untitled (I’ve taken too many photos / I’ve never taken a photo)
Anouk Kruithof was born in 1981 in the Netherlands. In 2011 she was awarded the Jury prize at the Hyères Photography Festival, the same year she moved to New York, where she has remained. For her project Untitled (I’ve taken too many photos / I’ve never taken a photo), the artist looked for an individual who had never taken any photographs. She found a young 19 year old man, Harrison Medina, to whom she showed 300 images taken by him located on her computer. Medina chose 75 of them to be edited in different sizes. Upon completion, the prints were attached to a metallic structure on the ceiling and the selection is visible with a mirror, a process enabling onlookers to ‘frame’ the shots as desired rather than looking at them in a linear fashion. This presentation breaks with the usual exhibition conformities, from the discussion to the final means of presentation.
As part of this exhibition, Anouk Kruithof and Festival Images are co-producing a publication forming an integral part of this work.
Courtesy of the artist