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Dieter De Lathauwer: I Loved My Wife

Auditorium A1

[Talk in English]

Presentation of Dieter De Lathauwer’s recent project "I Loved My Wife (Killing Children Is Good For The Economy)", which is a visual investigation in relation to a World War II trauma where thousands were killed, but not because they were Jews, gays or immigrants. De Lathauwer will clarify the background of the project and share his personal experiences on the process of making the dummy book as it is now. The result is a combination of images, manipulated stills from propaganda movies and some digital collages of found footage.

Dieter De Lathauwer (°1978) is a visual artist/photographer who lives and works in Ghent, Belgium. He graduated in 2005 at the Academy of Art Photography in Ghent, Belgium after his master as construction engineer. He has had several solo and group exhibitions: Museum of Photography Antwerp, Cultureel Centrum Hasselt, 44 gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art Kanazawa (JP). He has won the Brussels Centre of Fine Arts Photography award and was finalist of the LensCulture Exposure Award. He self-published two publications and his latest dummy book was shortlisted for different awards (Riga Self-Publish Award, Kassel Dummybook Award, Barcelona Doc Dummy award) and was the winner of the Unseen Dummy Award 2016.