What kind of insights will you getif you take some distance? What willhappen when you come close? Hans Aarsman will take you on a tour alongideas, assumptions and observations. He zooms in and he zooms out tocome up with a different view of the world. Aarsman’s occupation is best described as field work: observing,counting and measuring. He looksfor connections in all kinds of sources. Photography comes in handy becauseon a photograph the world comesto a standstill, so there is all the time you need for some serious field work. Since 2004 he has an article in the Dutch Newspaper the Volkskrant called The Aarsman Collection. In this article he is a detective witha magnifying glass studying pictures.
Bio – Hans Aarsman (Amsterdam,1951) In 1989, Hollandse Taferelen,a book about his one-year trip throughthe Netherlands with notes andphotographs, was published. After returning to Amsterdam, he continued to photograph and write. In 1993 that resulted in Aarsmans Amsterdam, a book that ‘shows how the city looks out of the corner of your eye’, as he would describe it. His photographic work has been shown several times in the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. In 1995 his first novel, Twee Hoofden, één kussen (TwoHeads, One Pillow) appeared and in2012 the book De fotodetective(ThePhotodetective) was published. This year he tours with his third theatre show already: Exactly the Opposite.