Special Amsterdam Art Week | Presented by publisher Bijzondere Boeken Brigade
The book Fantastik Fangst by Witho Worms is comprised of one negative, separated and divided in different grid formations. The first four pages are composed of a 2 x 2 grid, then 3 x 3, and so on until a 7 x 7 has been formed from the one negative. Every page is unique, and the full negative is shown in full 6 times when taking these grids into account. The final showing of the image is in the limited edition print that accompanies the book.
The subjects of the photograph are the heads of Norwegian cod called Skrei, who reside in the Barents Sea. Once a year, these fish swim to the sea near the Lofoten, an archipelago close to the Norwegian coast, northwest of Bodø. At the end of January, millions of fish return after traveling 500 miles to spawn on their native soil.