Erik Kessels – Thomas Mailaender
Here’s one you won’t want to miss, wholesome fun for everyone! This is the opportunity of a lifetime, the chance you didn’t know you’ve been waiting for. It’s time to take the leap and get the Jump on Trump. Get up in his face and tell him how you feel!
Kessels and Maileander - Photo Pleasure Palace
For Unseen Amsterdam 2017, Thomas Maileander and Erik Kessels created the Photo Pleasure Palace – a special place where visitors are welcome to set their minds on re inside a bizarre wonderland full of photo fortune tellers, photographic tattoo artists, and print prizes. As artists who play with the re-appropriation of images in their creative work, Maileander and Kessels are both compulsive photog- raph collectors and keen observers of sociological patterns, sharing an impulse for taking absurd and ridicu- lous imagery incredibly seriously.
Highlights included the Smash Gallery – an interactive game where visitors are invited to test their luck cracking framed photographs to take home to their personal collections. Present your own photos – artistic, mobile-based, or familial – to a fortune teller who predicts the future through images. Or, have your photograph taken in mid-air freefall as you hurtle towards a massive image of Trump’s face. These are just some of the strange events that visitors are invited to explore at the Photo Pleasure Palace, where the limits of photography are pushed to bizarre extremes.