‘The City is A Choreography’ an art book by Melissa Schriek

‘The City is A Choreography’ an art book by Melissa Schriek

From 2017 to 2020 Amsterdam based photographer Melissa Schriek has been working on a body of images titled “The City is A Choreography.” She has now compiled all of these images into a one hundred and thirty-six-page art book. The book is limited to 300 copies and is now available on her website.

“Have you looked around lately? Did you notice how some street poles slightly bend towards each other, as if they are reaching out for contact? A plastic bag shimmering by the sunlight, red bricks carefully aligned into an accidental sculpture. The city is constantly moving and interrupting the mundane, but daily routines have put a blindfold over our eyes.

‘The City is a Choreography’ explores the contemporary city. The project exists of street scenes and portraits in public spaces that probes the disconnection between the city and the youth that reside within. With special attention to the sculptural qualities of the body and the relationship between space and individual, and between each other, the city always hums in the background of the images. ‘The City is a Choreography’ explores the escape from daily routine of everyday life and how the urban environment can be perceived with both eyes and body.” – Melissa Schriek (https://melissaschriek.cargo.site/)

Artist Instagram: @melissaschriek

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