Message from the unknown city
The photographer Wim Starkenburg, from Hoorn, experiences architecture as the delineation of space or as sculpture. Where an architect is beholden to his client and bound by rules and functionality, in his drawings, photographs and wall drawings Starkenburg allows his ideas about the experience of space free rein. Greatly fascinated by spaces such as cellars, tunnels, bunkers and factory work floors, he builds maquettes in which the atmosphere is defined by the fall of light and shadow. The interiors have a very realistic and architectonic character. In turn, the wall-filling photographs of these fictive spaces enter into interplay with the environment in which they hang.