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Vincent Wittenberg and Wladimir Manshanden - Sorry for Damage Done




 Vincent and Wladimir Manshanden Wittenberg - Sorry for D...

Vincent and Wladimir Manshanden Wittenberg - Sorry for D...

 Vincent and Wladimir Manshanden Wittenberg - Sorry for D...

Vincent and Wladimir Manshanden Wittenberg - Sorry for D...

 Vincent and Wladimir Manshanden Wittenberg - Sorry for D...

Vincent and Wladimir Manshanden Wittenberg - Sorry for D...



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Softcover, concept and editing by Vincent Wittenberg and Wladimir Manshanden. Production Jasper van Es, essay by Christian Omodeo, design by Rob van Hoesel and Carel Fransen. Edition of 1000 copies.

„The starting point for this project was the discovery of a massive database of photographs made by cleaning companies in Eindhoven, a city in the Netherlands known for its industrial heritage, including the Philips factories. Between 2007 and 2013, these companies were commissioned to remove unauthorised images from municipal property in the city’s public space. As evidence of their work, they photographed each site twice – before and after cleaning – which resulted in a huge archive of 50,000 images.

Often, the dull images are unintentionally exciting and amusing, or contain a fascinating play between the ‘before’ and ‘after’ states. Sometimes one can wonder about the need for cleaning when the results are not necessarily an improvement of the old situation. But luckily, one can also find severely degraded locations being neatly refurbished.

When the authors, Vincent Wittenberg and Wladimir Manshanden, stumbled upon this bizarre collection, they immediately appreciated its historic value. The database is a meticulous seven-year inventory of the graffiti and sticker culture in Eindhoven and exposes the city’s struggle with the ambivalence of combatting vandalism versus embracing subcultures. It also documents urban space as a territory where a wide range of people leave their mark.

Sorry for Damage Done represents three percent of the entire database: more than fifteen hundred chronologically ordered photographs of graffiti and their ‘cleaned-up’ counterparts.

Including the essay The Destruction of Non Art by Christian Omodeo, who reflects on the debate on the dividing line between art and vandalism.“

Order at the Eriskay Connection.

Pages: 352
Place: Breda
Year: 2017
Publisher: The Eriskay Connection
Size: 17 x 23 cm (approx.)

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