ELIZABETH ALDERLIESTEN 
Dordrecht, 1972


“For me there is only the traveling on paths that have heart, on any path that may have heart, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length - and there I travel looking, looking breathlessly.” 
― Carlos Castaneda, The teachings of Don Juan.


ARTIST STATEMENT

My photographs are images in themselves rather than images of something. I see them as free and poetic visual rhymes that may elicit stories in the viewer’s imagination.

The transition from one moment to the next in which the viewer uses his fantasy to feel what the next moment will be. Time is an important factor in my images, but also in my work process. The delay that occurs by mostly shooting images analog, but also the magic the process evokes. Moments of imaginative transformation in which no action takes place.

In an intuitive way I collect images, mostly on analog film. The negative is my starting point from which I shape my images. The real interpretation of the image takes place during printing in the darkroom or while  manipulating the digitized negative on the screen. Combining old and new processes stimulates me to research more deeply. Materiality within that plays an important role.




EDUCATION

2019 - 2020 Masterclass Machiel Botman

2014 - 2019 Fotoacademie, Amsterdam


EXHIBITION

2020 WANDER Galerie KRUIS-WEG68 - Haarlem (Solo) - Postponed - 


2019 GUP New Photo talent 2020 - Westergas - Amsterdam

2019 Kunstlijn Haarlem - Zocherlounge - Bloemendaal

2019 SEE ME - Zocher Lounge - Bloemendaal

2019 Podium MH - Museum Hilversum - Hilversum

2019 Expo.Fos - Loods 6 - Amsterdam

2019 Ode aan het analoge - Kunstkapel - Amsterdam


2018 James Joyce Festival - Oosterkerk - Amsterdam

2018 Pop-up Gallery - Bloemendaal

2018 Open Atelier - Santpoort Zuid


2017 KKB Fiore - Castellvm Aqvae - Bloemendaal

2017 KKB Fiore - Buitenplaats Leyduin - Vogelenzang

2017 Zomerfestival - IJmuiden

2017 Het Oog - Fotoacademie - Amsterdam


2016 KKB Fiore - Castellvm Aqvae - Bloemendaal

2016 Zomerfestival - IJmuiden

2016 KKB Fiore - Buitenplaats Beeckestijn - Velsen Zuid

2016 Raadhuis voor de kunst - Velsen Zuid


ARTISTBOOK

2019 About Beauty - Handprinted, 58 pages, 297 x 268mm, 2 copies

2018 Aging - Handprinted, 48 pages, 297 x 217mm, 1 copy

2017 Wie ze is - Handprinted, 46 pages, 297 x 219mm, 1 copy


PUBLICATION

2020 GUP New Photo Talent



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