IN SITU -
A Photodocumentary on The Hague's Underground Music ScenePhotobook
“In Situ” is a 180 page photo documentary by photographer Bertus Gerssen Riso-printed in black and white. It features loads of photos from the Hague’s underground musical scene from 2013 to 2015, and is a hommage to now mostly defunct DIY stages, squatted art spaces and tough-as-nails artists and crowds.
The book features an in depth prologue on the Hague’s once vibrant underground scene by one of it’s main protagonists, Guy Tavares and beautiful black on black printing by Bertus’ own risograph.
You can order the hand-printed book (limited to 300 pcs.) on www.bertusgerssen.nl/boek-in-situ-bestellen
On september 31st 2018, the book made the student selection of the ‘Best Dutch Book Designs / Best Verzorgde Boeken 2017’ and was on display at the accompanying exhibition at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.
A comment from the Panel Report: “This book is about the underground music scene of The Hague. You could think of a lot of shapes that such a book should have, but none would be the one that is chosen here. This makes it a interesting book. At first glance it has an expensive appearance, but when you look closer the rawness seeps through. In contrast to the almost-velvet paper, the booklet is bound together in one fold and is left uncut. At first it feels heavy and important but the ink and paper that are used leave your hands feeling a bit grimy at the end – a great metaphor for the photos that are shown in the book.”