Christian van der Kooy, Anastasiia

Anastasiia

As in Maktak and Gasoline, in Anastasiia – She Folds Her Memories Like a Parachute a love story and the present geopolitical situation come together. Photographer Christian van der Kooy and his beloved Anastasiia – a student from Kiev – communicate through photography (van der Kooy) and texts and Skype screenshots (Anastasiia). The book itself presents Anastasiia’s perspective, following how she puts her relationship with both her country and her beloved into words and images. Designer Rob van Hoesel weaves the perspectives of van der Kooy and Anastasiia into the greater story of the Ukraine of the Russian annexation, the accompanying war of information and the Ukrainian people’s search for their place and identity in an unpredictable and rapidly changing geopolitical context. The parallel streams of van der Kooy’s documentary photos and Anastasiia’s informal images are reproduced in immaculate full colour and an earthy reddish orange respectively. Once again an insert offers contextual information. The supple soft cover with cloth spine and self-ends reinforces the sense of intimacy evoked by the strong image on the front.

Edition: 2018
Release date: February 2018
Language: English, Ukrainian
Translator: Bjorn Remmerswaal (EN), Maryna Slonenko (UA)
Picture editor: Iris Sikking, Christian van der Kooy, Rob van Hoesel
Photographer: Christian van der Kooy
Artist: Christian van der Kooy
Publisher / commissioner: The Eriskay Connection, Breda (NL)
Available through: Webshop
Designer: Rob van Hoesel (Breda)
Lithographer: Marc Gijzen, Voorburg
Printer: NPN Printers, Breda
Binder: Patist, Den Dolder
Dimensions: 210 × 270 x 19
Amount of pages: 160 + 8 (inlay)
Number of copies: 750
Retail price in euros: € 32
ISBN: 978 94 92051 27 1
Font and foundry: Neue Helvetica (Linotype)
Binding style: Sewn soft cover with front and back cover of four pages sewn in, spine glued with linen Bamberger Iris® 0101/891 Orchidee (Wifac), binding laminated with 200 and 300gsm Gmund Colors Matt 11 (Papyrus)
Paper interior: 120gsm Munken Lynx Rough; 60gsm Melo (leporello inlay), Arctic Paper | Antalis, Igepa
Cover material: 200gsm and 300gsm Gmund Colors Matt 11, Papyrus
Other technical features: Inlay inserted with two parallel folds (point to point)