ARI VERSLUIS & ELLIE UYTTENBROEK
Nr. 124 Invisible Men - Evry (Paris) 2009 from series 'Exactitudes', 2009, C print (c) Ari Versluis & Ellie Uyttenbroek

Ari Versluis & Ellie Uyttenbroek
*1961 in Rotterdam / *1965 in Rotterdam
live in the Netherlands
www.exactitudes.com

In Nr. 124 Invisible Men from the series Exactitudes, Versluis and Uyttenbroek register their subjects in an identical framework, with similar poses and a strictly observed dress code, providing an almost scientific, anthropological record of people’s attempts to distinguish themselves from others by assuming a group identity. The apparent contradiction between individuality and uniformity is, however, taken to such extremes in their arresting objective-looking photographic viewpoint and stylistic analysis that the artistic aspect clearly dominates the purely documentary element. We always belong to some sort of groups.