“The book 'Het is jij of ik' by (visual) artist Marilou Klapwijk is a search for the irreducible aspect of the other. An amazement at the variety of perspectives. With an archive of images and texts taken from (digital) life, she shows us that valuable grey.
All this comes together in a book in which 200 pages are filled with poetry and photography, found and/or collected in her environment, or written in response to this. Within this, a monologue takes place, a monologue about the dialogue that is conducted on a daily basis. Online and offline. Between acquaintances or to an anonymous audience. With an astute look at human expressions, Marilou shows us her love for the relativistic interruptions in the everyday that leads us through different perspectives and opens our view of the other and of ourselves.”
Acollage of photographs, screenshots, reproduced messages, and poetic texts; as a whole, the book seems to reflect on intimacy and interpersonal relationships and the role of online communication in our interactions with others.
Edited by Rianne Zijderveld, text in Dutch, soft cover, 24,5 x 17 cm, 200 pages, ed/500, (Rotterdam) 2020