Jan Dibbets was born in Weert, Holland in 1941. He trained as an art teacher at the Tillburg Academy, before studying painting in Eindhoven between 1960-63. In 1967, he studied at St Martin’s College, London where his contemporaries included Richard Long and Gilbert & George. He currently lives and works in Amsterdam.
In 1967 Dibbets was one of the first artists to recognise large-scale colour photography as a medium in its own right. He initially used the camera to create a dialogue between nature and cool geometrical design creating the seminal series of Perpsective Corrections before moving on to man-made structures such as in Colour Studies. Since then he has incorporated landscape, cupolas, windows and water into his highly individual body of work. via
“The nine photographs of the TV project Self Burial by Keith Arnatt were transmitted daily beginning 11th of October ending 18th of October 69. Each photograph was shown 2 seconds at 8.15 and 9.15pm without any introduction or commentary. The stills of Keith Arnatt were cut into the running daily TV program.” —from the colophon of this book. This project was aired on WDR Fernsehen - a regional West German TV channel. -ds
The Sound Chair by Plummer Fernandez: A soundwave that when plotted on a volume, frequency time graph gives the shape of a chair. I created and tested 719 different sounds until reaching the current version. The aesthetic of soundwaves becomes the aesthetic of the chair. The result is a product with dual existence as both a “sound” & a “chair”.
2011. STAINLESS STEEL, CAST IRON, FABRIC AND STONE WITH PROJECTED PHOTOGRAPHS AND SOUND INSTALLATION 700 × 20 × 350 CM. PAVILION OF THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA AT THE 54TH INTERNATIONAL ART EXHIBITION – LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA