This catalogue was published on the occasion of the projection of the video Yes, These Eyes Are the Windows directed by Saskia Olde Wolbers at the Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles, from 13 February to 24 April 2016 and from 14 May to 11 September 2016. […] In this video piece, the dilapidated terraced house at 87 Hackford Road in south London, where Vincent van Gogh lived in 1873, is cast in the role of biographer, and narrates a fictional history that revolves around the mythification of Van Gogh’s stay within its humble walls.
This publication – comprising texts, archival photographs and stills from the video – revisits the vast research project that testifies to the admiration and fascination surrounding 87 Hackford Road and the work and life of Van Gogh. Saskia Olde Wolbers’s visual creations, with their aqueous consistency and feverish atmosphere, weave themselves into a speculative documentary composition.
This catalogue is published in an edition of 500. The first 50 copies are published as a limited edition signed by the artist and numbered 1 to 50 on the colophon page, and are accompanied by an original 4-colour print on 320g Rives Tradition, 18.5×28 cm, numbered and signed by the artist.