First edition: 2023
ISBN 9788867495719
€ 50 / $ 55
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Even so Be Like Water is a book, we’re showing it here as it is almost an art work on it’s own and it’s important to share the texts out of this book as pdf’s on this website. To show the book here and not just in my bookshop gives also the opportunity to make links to all the collaborators of this book.

Be Like Water 
brings together for the first time a large selection of artworks made by Anouk Kruithof over 20 years (2002-2023). Exploring and re-imaging photography and sculpture, Kruithof has placed the interaction, collaboration and relationship between people and their (natural and/or technological) surroundings at the core of her practice to create liberating and disturbing artworks. Be Like Water is both textual and visual, enriched with the purpose of focusing in on her work and the fluidity of her practice. This volume is a retro-perspective; by combining and mixing works in an anti-chronological and anti-thematic way, Kruithof presents a newly evolved narrative that interweaves complexity and multiplicity with fun and play, and at the same time leaves room for a critical reinterpretation.

Book concept & editing: Roosje Klap, Anouk Kruithof and Francesco Zanot
Design: Roosje Klap
Texts: Anouk Kruithof, Mathilde Roman, Lucia Tkacova
and Francesco Zanot
Copy editing: Marsha Dunstan, Chantal Maschke
Translations: Ben Bazalgette, Tjarco van Raalte
Image calibration: Niccolo Quaresima
Publisher: Mousse Publishing, Milan, Italy

Read here the texts out of this book:
Tentacle Togetherness by Mathilde Roman
Abecedarius by Francesco Zanot
Down the Rabbit Hole by Lucia Tkacova and Anouk Kruithof
Surinamese Redtoe Tarantula talks with Anouk Kruithof
! NL !  Surinaamse Roodvoet Tarantula praat met Anouk Kruithof