Limited

Range

Mostly stuck inside and watching the goings-on on the street down below, 2020 and 2021 will be remembered as the hermit years. Socially distant and masked when outside, often bored inside, the combination provided a surprising spurt of creativity throughout the various lockdowns and curfews in Amsterdam. Limited Range is a series of banal yet poignant image sets coupled with observations.

ZigZagCourant

ZigZagCourant

Watching flowers die

Watching flowers die

This Is Ikon

This Is Ikon

Just like in the movies

Just like in the movies

I amsterdam

I amsterdam

Bin across the road

Bin across the road

— GOINGS-ON

A cat peers out the window of a backpack it has found itself in on the back of a woman cycling past.

A man walking a dog is circled repeatedly by a policeman on a bike.

A man walks past juggling three oranges unsuccessfully.

A woman strolls past deftly on stilts wearing a bright blue suit.

A woman in a leopard print tracksuit on a bike stretches down to pick up a plastic bottle in the gutter.

A man peddles past with pounding doof-doof music blaring loudly from speakers in his bakfiets.

A scruffy grey-haired man comes by repeatedly to pick up rubbish left near the bin.

A man wearing double denim walking in the rain.

A man pushes a wardrobe along the street on a small trolley.

“In 2016 we know that 2020, not even a decade from now, is going to be very different and possibly quite scary compared to what we have now.”

August 2021 | I’ve just started reading Bit Rot, a book that switches between fact and fiction deftly. A book that engages the brain, that triggers thought. The quote above appeared on page 26. I wonder whether Douglas was aware of just how prophetic that sentence would be when he wrote it. And for so many reasons. I’m really enjoying this book, not sure how I missed the exhibition in Rotterdam.

Bit Rot — 2016

Douglas Coupland