Ghosts Don't Walk in Straight Lines
Exhibition: 1 Feb – 10 Feb 2019
Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam
1017 DS Amsterdam
Sat-Wed 10-18 . Thu, Fri 10-21
A journey through Manhattan, crossing many different neighborhoods, sparking observations, thoughts and memories.
Foam presents the project Ghosts Don’t Walk In Straight Lines by Saskia de Brauw and Vincent van de Wijngaard. For this project Saskia de Brauw, mostly known for her international career as a top model, crossed the streets of New York by foot, walking from North to South in one full day. This slow walk along Manhattan– juxtaposing a city that is in many ways very fast moving – was documented by Vincent van de Wijngaard along with stories and encounters from 225th Street and Broadway all the way down to Battery Park. The walk took Saskia on a journey through Manhattan, crossing many different neighborhoods, sparking observations, thoughts and memories.
This multifaceted project consists of an exhibition, a short film edited by Will Town featuring music by Jim Beard and costume design by Haider Ackermann, as well as an accompanying book designed by Matt Watkins. The book and the film capture New York in a very specific moment in time, where traces of the past are still visible but on the brink of disappearing.