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Elki Boerdam - editorial collages - portfolio

I see assemblage as putting together new stories from existing elements. By rearranging, reorganizing and rediscovering images, I put together collages that shine a new light on the material but also propose an alternative story and new dialogues.

I work primarily analog: through sharp image selection and the physical arrangement of the material, I arrive at an image. It is a process of sliding, copying, touching, cutting, scanning and possibly digital image processing. I am interested in subjects such as psychology, philosophy, sociology but also popular and internet culture. Depending on the context, I aim to look for poetry but also humor in my work. I like to combine archival material from Dutch and International archives with contemporary images from my own archive.

2011-current: autonomous image maker/image researcher
2018-current: photo editor at Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant
2020-2022: Master of Fine Arts, F for Fact, Sandberg Instituut Amsterdam



I am open to new assignments, media and collaborations:
info[at]elkiboerdam.com

www.elkiboerdam.com
instagram: @elkioko

De Volkskrant, 2023.
Maarten Keulenmans on how the killing of infants was quite common in centuries past. Part of a summer series that refelcts on historical events in the current daylight.



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De Volkskrant, 2023.
George van Hal on quantum physics and Schrödinger's cat theory. How can something exist in two places at the same time?



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De Volkskrant, 2023.
Jean-Pierre Geelen on the reconstruction of extinct species.

Science supplement cover plus follow up illustration



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De Volkskrant, 2022
Ellen de Visser on a potential database for donor hearts.

De Volkskrant, 2022.
Kaya Bouma on the phenomenon of doomscrolling: an addiction to constantly following news and liveblogs.

Currently I am experimenting with working together with Photoshop's brain. Combining my analogue collage techniques with digitally generated surfaces.

De Volkskrant, 2023.
Arnon Grunberg on lessons taught by history, focussing on the year 1923 in Germany.

2021/2022
Work for the Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics. A visual examination of the work of Günther Förg in the context of the Bauhaus movement.

De Volkskrant, 2020
Comedian and philosopher Tim Fransen takes us through the calming world of the stoics. How can those teachings help better endure the pandemic?

De Volkskrant, 2022.
Mieke Zijlmans writes on how changes in language can influence our ways of knowing.

De Volkskrant, 2022.
Arnon Grunberg wrote an essay on mass murderers and the phychology of atrocities.

Independent work.
In addition to analog collages, I also create digital image combinations. In these, I combine internet images from my own archive to create new narratives.

Independent work

De Volkskrant, 2021.
Marieke de Ruiter on the male habit of interrupting women and its consequences for our communication culture.

De Volkskrant, 2021.
George van Hal on the UFO files, the results of a major U.S. investigation into unexplained phenomena.

Independent work

De Volkskrant, 2021.
Ellen de Visser on a new method of research: the flashmob method.

De Volkskrant, 2021.
Enith Vlooswijk on lower back pain.

De Volkskrant, 2022.
Several collages to accompany a series of articles regarding different aspects of nightlife.

Independant work

Independant work