Ives Maes grew up in 'Sunville', a free translation of the Flemish village of Zonhoven. After the suicide of his brother, he returned to his homestead and wandered the countryside with a camera and stacks of accidentally expired film. The colour shifts in photographs he took during those walks suggest an indefinable time. He combined his photographs with snapshots from the family album and images found in the village’s historical archive. Maes went on photographing his childhood village during six successive seasons, until a partial solar eclipse over the village put a symbolical end to these recordings. Sunville is a personal quest into Ives Maes’s memories, simultaneously exploring the peripheries of the lens-based medium.   

Sunville will be the subject of an exhibition at Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens this Spring (March 25—June 17), in cooperation with KASK / School of Arts and University of Ghent.
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160 pp.
32 x 25 cm

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