(Nederlands) Visioenen

(Nederlands) De 11de eeuwse mystica, theoloog, kruidendeskundige, componist en abdis Hildegard von Bingen verkreeg in haar leven meerdere, zeer beeldende visioenen, die ze optekende in een aantal grote boeken, versierd met miniaturen en marginalen. Geïnspireerd door deze middeleeuwse beeldtaal ben ik collages gaan maken, die haar verhalen nog abstracter vertellen dan dat ze al waren, waarbij het maken voor mij een haast meditatieve bezigheid is.

Het Gareel

(Nederlands) Het Gareel is een educatief project voor TENT Rotterdam, en houdt het midden tussen een ritueel en wetenschappelijk experiment. In totaal komen in oktober en november 500 kinderen langs.

Repair Café

Op uitnodiging van Joanna van der Zanden deed ik in de zomer van 2019 onderzoek naar het Repair Café: een plek waar je kapotte spullen kan laten maken. Mijn inzet was om te kijken of er op deze plek ook ruimte zou zijn voor waardeloosheid.

(Nederlands) Almere meet water

(Nederlands) In navolging op Het Schone Waterexperiment hebben we dit project speciaal voor Almere opgericht. In het project hebben meer dan 200 bewoners de waterkwaliteit in de lente, zomer en herfst van 2019 in kaart gebracht. In totaal kregen we 800 metingen binnen.

S

(Nederlands) In navolging op de Waardeloze Winkel en de Waardeloze Juwelier opende dit jaar de Waardeloze Souvenirwinkel, die ik samen met studenten van de Willem de Kooning Academie heb ontwikkeld. In de winkel worden waardeloze objecten getaxeerd, en verkocht als ware souvenirs.

(Nederlands) Burenparade

(Nederlands) In 2018 en 2019 voer ik verschillende keren de Burenparade uit: een buurtwandeling door Leidsche Rijn waar de buurtbewoners elkaar en de stad ontdekken. Tijdens de wandelingen ontstaan live datavisualisaties, die de wensen van groep verbeelden.

(Nederlands) Waterwaarde

(Nederlands) In de zomer 2018 was ik Artist in Residence bij StrandLab aan het Almeerderstrand. Hier heb ik gewerkt vanuit een caravan die prachtig uitkeek over het water. Het Almeerderstrand is in transitie; er komt nieuw strand bij en er komen steeds meer bezoekers om te genieten van de omgeving.

Didactiek als kunstvorm

De afgelopen jaren houd ik me bezig met het idee van de ‘docent als kunstenaar’. Zo geef ik les op de Willem de Kooning Academie aan de docentenopleiding en geef ik gastlessen aan de ArtEZ Zwolle, HKU Utrecht en de Breitner Academie in Amsterdam.

(Nederlands) Kinderwaterjury

(Nederlands) De hele zomer 2018 vinden er workshops voor kinderen plaats op het Almeerderstrand. In samenwerking met Allard Medema, StrandLab en Stad&Natuur Almere heb ik de Kinderwaterjury opgericht die de micro en macroschoonheid en smaak van water beoordeelt.

(Nederlands) Waardeloze Juwelier

(Nederlands) In navolging op de Waardeloze Winkel, ben ik gevraagd om voor Into the Great Wide Open 2018 het concept een nieuwe draai te geven. Dit is uiteindelijk de Waardeloze Juwelier geworden.

(Nederlands) Waterexperiment ’18

(Nederlands) In navolging van het succes van Het Schone Waterexperiment in 2017, wordt het project in 2018 verder uitgebreid naar Hoogheemraadschap Hollands Noorderkwartier en voortgezet in Amsterdam en omstreken.

Study on the IPK#53

At Art Rotterdam I have shown my first work made in response to my research, which I will continue to develop over the coming years. For this research, I visit various laboratories across the world that operate an International Prototype of the Kilo. During these visits, I study the actions surrounding the IPK.

The Minoct

Waternet Amsterdam and Designathon Works gave children between the age of 7 and 12 years old the assignment to draw a machine that could purify the water across the earth in the future. Together with them, I designed a prototype of this machine.

Wallpaper Stedelijk

From August 2016 until January 2017, my wallpaper, which I designed for Natura Artis Magistra, was on display at the exhibition ‘Dream Out Loud’ of the Stedelijk Museum.

Koldana!

Van 17 mei t/m 1 juli exposeer ik in Huis de Pinto. Hier presenteer ik mijn onderzoek naar de eerste zinnen in romans.

WdKA

Since 2017, I have been working as teacher of visual arts at the department of teacher training at the Willem de Kooning Academy. Within teaching I pose the question whether it is possible for education to be an artistic medium as well.

The Clutter Shop

The ‘Into the Great Wide Open’ festival (September 2015) commissioned me to run a trading shop as an interactive art experience. The General Store will trade in ‘worthless’ items that are found in the streets or in the island’s natural landscape.

Infinite Coastline

Infinite Coastline Until the end of June 2015, I was artist in residence in Cádiz, South of Spain with Linea de Costa. There I measured the rugged coastline with instruments that I especially designed for this. The results of this research were shown both in public spaces as well as at the museum affiliated with the Linea de Costa.

Dust

Commissioned by the exhibition space PARK, I traveled to Montserrat (Spain) where I gathered dust from the exact spot where there was an apparition by Mary in 880.

Mary Magdalene

I was artist-in-residence for two months at MILK Studios, which is located in the heart of Amsterdam’s Red Light District. My project was a comprehensive study of the many representations of Mary Magdalene.

Art Tarot

Being part of De Parasiet, an art collective, I helped design an Art Tarot pack using the Museum van Bommel van Dam’s collection. The Art Tarot can be used as an instrument to predict the future, to obtain life lessons or simply as a board game.

Poster Jean-Marie

I designed the film poster for the La Vie de Jean-Marie (dir. Peter van Houten). The film premiered in January 2015 at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, where it came fourth in the Audience Award, which is voted for by the public.

Letting go

‘The Art of Letting Go’ is an artistic investigation into nature and the patterns of decomposition in the human body. The project was centered around the figure St. Francis whose body is ‘incorruptible,’ according to Catholic teaching. The importance of nature and human suffering are central to his teachings.

Camping Mapping

As part of Into the Great Wide Open’s 2014 festival, I ran a project called Camping Mapping, which intricately mapped the interactions and clashes between nature and culture on the campsite.

Craquelé

I was artist-in-residence for a week in the Tower Room for Dutch radio station AVRO radio. My research focused on craquelé (cracks in paint), and in particular the origin and variety of craquelé structures in Verspronck’s painting “Portrait of a Girl in Blue” (1641).

Yards

‘Yards’ ran from the 19th of October until the 23rd of November, 2013. In this solo show I mapped all the weeds on the streets of the Staatsliedenbuurt in Amsterdam. The project aimed to show the area’s residents the complexity and extraordinary patterns in their ostensibly mundane flora and fauna. The show focused on different groups of grass, a mosquito, a dying plant, marks on a tree, sand dust and the veins on bamboo leaves.

Triptych Publication

Designer Judith van der Velden and I made a publication about three exhibitions I curated in the Vredeskerk in 2011. For these exhibitions I invited three artists to interact with the busy church – both with its architecture and its community.

Treeful

The Royal Amsterdam Zoo commissioned me to do a comprehensive study of three trees. With a team of 41 volunteers I analysed and studied the trees from top to bottom – their branches, leaves, spider webs and cracks in the bark. The research took place in the open during the busy summer period and many children helped spontaneously.

Herry Blanche

I was artist-in-residence at KiK in May and June, 2013, where I conducted research on the body of the perfect artist. Just like Frankenstein tried to construct the ideal human, I tried to give shape to the ‘ideal’ artist.

Proposal Cuyp

I was commissioned by Stadsdeel Zuid to make a proposal for a new entrance to the famous Amsterdam Albert Cuyp Market. My concept was a live feed of visitors to the market and the products available there.

Circus Engelbregt

Since 2011, I have worked as an in-house artist for Circus Engelbregt. Circus Engelbregt is an organization which aims to increase social sustainability in the world. We design and produce art projects that take place on the borders of apparently contradictory areas.

Biblical Points

I created a work about points in the Bible for a group show at exhibition space De Punt (The Point). In the Dutch translation of the Bible, the word “punt” (translated as ‘point’ or ‘location’) is used 45 times. I searched for the exact location on a world map using each ‘point’ and made ​​a ‘biblical points map’.

The Parasite

The Parasite is a parasitic magazine which changes form, medium and distributor every edition. In 2011 we made six editions and we are currently working on several new editions.

Workshop Relic

Commissioned by Noordjes Kinderkunst, I developed the workshop ‘Make Your Own Relic’, in which primary school children make their own relics from leftover bits and pieces found at monumental buildings.

Nature Rises

I worked on the project ‘Nature Rises’ for the Museum Elburg which consisted of two videos and a pamphlet. For the project I took a piece from the museum’s collection deep into nature and then left it behind. The work was on show at the Museum Elburg from 16 November 2012 to 16 March 2013 as a part of the exhibition ‘In Conversation’.

Path of Suffering

Together with Creatief Initiatief and Rikko Voorberg, I co-founded the art route Path of Suffering. The art route took place in De Baarsjes, a neighbourhood in Amsterdam, and exhibited art works on the theme of ‘suffering’. The exhibit ran from 13 February till 30 March 2013. During the last three days, an intimate Suffering Festival took place.

Station 10

‘Station 10’ was part of the art route Path of Suffering 2013. The route was a re-interpretation of the Christian idea of ‘The Stations of the Cross’. In Station 10, Jesus is stripped of his garments: “They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture” (Psalms 22: 18-19).

De Tribune

From 2010 to 2011 I was curator of the exhibition space De Tribune. Exhibiting artists included Mathilde van Beekhuizen (NL), Sachi Miyachi (JP) and Esther Kempf (SW).

Support Mariah

‘Support Mariah’ was a collection of images of Mariah Carey which was exhibited as part of a group exhibition at De Punt. The collection featured 49 snapshots of Mariah Carey accompanied by her bodyguards. When getting out of the car, boat or plane, she finds support through her companions who guide her through fans, photographers – and even snow.

Riot Stones

Five photo collages were created for the MILKSTORE exhibition (September 2013). In November 2013, the collages were also put on display in the Galeria d’Art Miguel in Barcelona, Spain.

Poster Still Alive

I designed the poster for Peter van Houten’s film ‘I’m Still Alive’ which had its premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2012. The film is about an old, bed-ridden woman whose world gradually shrinks.

My Own Ritual

My Own Ritual was a project created for Allerzielen Alom which guided people in making their own ritual to remember a deceased person in a special way.

Face of Beasts

I created a list of apocalyptic animals appearing in the Bible for an event at Lost & Found. The list was presented as a story that described images of a group of ancient apocalyptic beasts who are ready to destroy the world. While I was reading the text, posters with a single sentence were distributed one by one to the audience.

Flower Hand Germ

I produced a video installation titled Flower Hand Germ for the Vredeskerk (Church of Peace) in 2011. The art work was inspired by a passage from the Bible, the parable of the sower (Matthew 13:1-9). Four video works were shown along with specially-recorded music and a small card that visitors could take home.

Maria Causa Salutis

As part of my graduating exhibition at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in 2006, I wrote a text which narrates the life of Mary in 33 chapters. I was inspired by a prayer card of Mary during a trip to Florence and inserted the image of her face in contemporary photographs of women in everyday situations.

Stroom West

In 2010 and 2011 I worked in collaboration with various artists, theologists and actors to organize Stroom West, a series of (theater) evenings around religious themes and stories.

Ave Maria

I curated an album, consisting of seven songs, which narrated the story of Mary. The album was sold in the Oude Kerk (Old Church), Amsterdam, in 2006.