Zilverbeek - Silver Creek

Lucas Leffler

 
 

paperback/ gebrocheerd: € 20.00: GRATIS verzending! (NL)

ISBN: 9789492051448, 32 blz., October 2019, Engels
Formaat: 28.7 (h) x 20.3 (b) x 0.6 (d) cm. Gewicht: 185 gram.

Uitgever: The Eriskay Connection

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Since the 1920s the Belgian factory Gevaert accidentally disposed tons of silver as a by-product of the production of photographic film. This outflow ended up in the nearby Grensbeek (Border Creek). Over a period of almost fourty years, a former tool worker at the factory managed to recover a large amount of the wasted metal by draining the stream and moving the sludge to a local metallurgical plant where the silver was extracted. It earned him a decent living wage. This story fascinated Lucas Leffler, who took the position of a researcher. He found archives, newspaper clippings and historical documents, and photographed the factory and the creek. But he also took sludge from the bottom of the Zilverbeek, trying to find traces of silver, just like the pioneer before him.

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over de schrijver(s)Lucas Leffler (1993, BE) is living and working in Brussels. He studied photography at the Haute École Libre in Brussels and completed the master programme at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent. His work is based on his fascination for science and history, and besides photography often develops into a variation of different expressions such as sculptures and installations. His work has been exhibited at Contretype in Brussels and Galerie Satellite in Liège. The dummy of Zilverbeek won the Dummy Award at Liège Photobook Festival and was shortlisted for the Unseen Dummy Award.toelichtingSince the 1920s the Belgian factory Gevaert accidentally disposed tons of silver as a by-product of the production of photographic film. This outflow ended up in the nearby Grensbeek (Border Creek). Over a period of almost fourty years, a former tool worker at the factory managed to recover a large amount of the wasted metal by draining the stream and moving the sludge to a local metallurgical plant where the silver was extracted. It earned him a decent living wage. This story fascinated Lucas Leffler, who took the position of a researcher. He found archives, newspaper clippings and historical documents, and photographed the factory and the creek. But he also took sludge from the bottom of the Zilverbeek, trying to find traces of silver, just like the pioneer before him.
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