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Even as broken mirror, which the glass/In every fragment multiplies; and makes/A thousand images of one that was,/The same, and still the more, the more it breaks. Lord Byron


Boldies is the title of a collaborative project by Patrick Koster and Thérèse Zoekende that resulted in a set of approximately 78 photographs.

The computer-processed portraits are cut-outs from photos in which characteristic poses of fictional/imaginary superheroes are re-enacted by them. In the photos, their heads are bald and their different expressive facial expressions mirror each other. The photos were taken in their former Bijlmer home Koningshoef 6, and can therefore be counted as work that was made in the period designated by them as ‘Bijlmer Years 1989-1997’.

Bijlmer Years Drawings
B.Y. Pinhole Photography

Boldies (M) + Boldies (F) is the title of 2 sets of 2 books belonging together: computer printouts of photographs of their faces, each with a poem by Lord Byron, signed, the smaller version: h 14, x w 18 cm, (Amsterdam) 1999.

Set 1: book 1: Boldies (F), 17 photographs. book 2: Boldies (M), 23 photographs. Set 2: book 1: Boldies (F), 16 photographs. book 2: Boldies (M), 22 photographs.

Boldies (M) + Boldies (F): 2 sets of 2 books

Comic Boldies, 1999, manual paper collage

Bijlmer Boldies, 1999, photographs

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