Keeping Eyes Afloat – Robert Proost | year 2017

The book comprises 3 years of exhibition making at SEA Foundation in 10 essays and 11 poems.

Does writing on art diminish its expressiveness? After three years of writing for SEA Foundation, Dutch scholar Robert Proost dares to answer this question with ‘no’. The book is an exploration of looking and experiencing contemporary art. The writer searched for common ground between viewing and writing. Language appears to be just as flexible as visual art. Text can open up your eyes to see new perspectives in a visual work that, without the text, one might have overlooked. In that way, not only the visual arts can make your eyes wander, but the text has just as much power in keeping the eyes afloat.

Editorial coordination: Riet van Gerven
Language: Dutch and English
Text and Poems: Robert Proost
Translation: Robert Proost and Heleen Klomp
Graphic design: Amy Althuizen
Printed in The Netherlands by Habé Drukkerij Tilburg

ISBN/EAN 978-90-826841-2-4
Pages: 146
Year of printing 2017
First edition: 50
Publisher: SEA Foundation Tilburg