Footnotes to Squat/Anti-Squat [2018]

two lenticular prints framed, on steel poles
dim. 80 x 120 cm, 120 x 180 cm

André Reeder
Gina Lafour
Juanita Lalji
Hellen Felter
Kees Visser
Lucien Lafour
Quinsy Gario
Roel Griffioen

Smina Bluth

Tripolis, Amsterdam
designed by Aldo van Eyck, 1994

The two prints of Squat/Anti-Squat are part of a film-based work that examines the multiple lives of Tripolis; a building complex in the south of Amsterdam designed in the 1990s by Aldo and Hannie van Eyck. The buildings of Tripolis are at once a real estate asset, an office workplace, an architectural icon, and temporarily a shelter for the refugee action collective We Are Here. Caught between still and moving image, the shifting perspective of these prints capture a suspension between ‘public’ and ‘private’ and between ‘financial’, designed’ and ‘domestic’ space.

(from the publication of Trade Markings, Frontier Imaginariers Ed. nr5)

Installation view of Trade Markings, Frontier Imaginaries #5, van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 2018. Photographs by Marcel de Buck

Installation view of BPD, Burgerweeshuis, Amsterdam, 2018. Photographs by Adriaan van Dam