Vermeer’s Bookshelf

Vermeer´s Bookshelf. 2014

Vermeer’s Bookshelf is an installation created for the unique space of Casal-Solleric in Majorca, based on the use of the ‘camera obscura’ by Dutch master Johannes Vermeer, and the knowledge that he allegedly obtained from his neighbour the scientist Anton Van Leeuwenhoek. Zabell converts the space – an 18th Century olive oil cistern – into a metaphorical ‘camera obscura’ that is preceded by the moving books containing the necessary knowledge.

‘Vermeer’s Bookshelf’ was created for the exhibition cycle ‘Camera Obscura’, curated by Fernando Gómez de la Cuesta at Casal Solleric, Palma de Majorca.