Polarlicht = Elki + Byrthe
Our publications and projects are a reflection of our own personal visual fetishes and odd picture archives. We research the act of collecting, ordering and editing.

Polarlicht is based in Amsterdam and consists of
Elki Boerdam and Byrthe Lemmens.

Send us an e-mail: info [at] polarlicht [dot] nl



Polarlicht has a new studio space! We are finally working in the same room which will mean great things for Polarlicht to come!
Visit us at:
Tugelaweg 85
1091 VN Amsterdam


Together with visual anthropologist Jip van Steenis, Polarlicht started a postcard club called the 'Ansichten Club'. The Ansichten Club researches the postcard and its function, aesthetic values and its history. To see our current projects and previous zines visit www.deansichtenclub.tumblr.com


Our wrapping paper will be launched at Le Mini Guess Who at Kapitaal Utrecht. With a special wishlist projection by Polarlicht. So come and check it out on 21.11.2015.


December is coming so it's time to start on your wishlists! We already made ours which is published as wrapping paper thanks to Subbacultcha. Soon in stores near you!


Polarlicht will take over Workcentre 232 in November for a weekend copymachine resideny.


We just finished the website for Amsterdam residency program Home Alone:


We are working on a new calendar, but in print this time. We will keep you posted!


We will exhibit the 2013 Calendar at the Impromptu Art Market on the 30th of November. A nice way to conclude our Polarlicht year, and get ready for 2014.