- The influence of the tides on my work
The tides are a big factor within the formation of a coastal landscape. The landscape that I choose for a conversation with the landscape had to have a big difference between low tide and high tide. It had to have strong currents, so the landscape would be able to evolve over the time of my stay. That also meant that it changed both my physical and mental state. I want to share this photo of how the tides dissolved my work.
- Reminiscing about the Brutus Wild Summer of Art
September 4th there was a closing of the Brutus Wild Summer of Art. I am very excited about all the people that I have met and the feedback that I received!
- Residency Pictura Dordrecht
The 15th till the 28th of August I have been working in Pictura Dordrecht to start a new project. The ”experimental project weeks” can be seen as a sort of residency in which 5 artists are invited to work in the same space for two weeks. These are photos of my work during the final presentation.
- Wild Summer of Art Part II
Tomorrow is the opening of the Brutus Wild Summer of Art Part II in which I will show a selection of works from the project a Conversation with the Landscape.
The exhibition is curated by Piet de Jonge (former curator of the Van Abbemuseum, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and Museum Kröller-Müller), Jessy Koeiman (curator Collective Learning, Art Institute Melly) and Liesbeth Bik (visual artist and curator).
For more information visit: https://brutus.nl/nl/programma/programma/wild+summer+of+art+part+ii/
- A walk trough the landscape with a heavy rock
A walk trough the landscape with a rock in order to experiment with the limitations of my body and to change into a different being for a brief moment.
- Preview of todays intervention
This is a preview of something that I’ve been working on. After two weeks of warm weather and sun we’ve now arrived to pretty stormy and cold weather.
- A story of my latest intervention
In my work I am (often subconsciously) looking for something bigger than myself and something sublime. Last sunday I planned on doing an intervention during a storm with big waves that hit the rocks around me. When I arrived at the location I found out that the heavy rain caused the cliffs to become brittle and I witnessed a lot of small avalanches. I realized that at this moment I had the rare opportunity to create something sublime with pure elements. However the risk of doing this intervention would be very high and I had to wonder whether it would be worth it. Eventually I had to make the decision not to do it as it would risk both me and the rest of the works that I would be making here. I decided to postpone it and try again two days later.
The waves that day were higher than I planned on but it would still be safe enough to do the intervention. During the build up I found out that the rocks were a lot more slippery than before and at some point I got into a dangerous situation where the chance of getting stuck underwater was very high. Unfortunately I had to leave behind my food, tripod and my work in order to make it back to a safe height. I planned this intervention for two weeks in order to minimize the risks and to know exactly what I could expect in all the different situations. In the end working with the forces of nature is very unsure and even if you take everything into account, it can still surprise you.
- Process of working with the elements earth, fire and water
I am searching for a collaboration between myself and the elements. This video is a part of a process where I am mostly focussing on water, fire and earth.
- Landscape performance at night time
Today I woke up at 5 in order to go back to my coastal territory and made this slightly obscure video during one of my landscape performances.
I am very happy to announce that I was granted the opportunity to spend the coming three months in Bilbao in order to create a new work called A Conversation with the Landscape. This project consists of a series of interventions, performances, photo works and evolving art pieces within the coastal landscape of Biscay.
The last few months I’ve been very busy in order to arrange this project which is why I couldn’t upload any new content on this blog. From now on I will keep you up to date with my findings within this landscape and the art scene of Bilbao!
- Solo at Galleryviewer
Today my online solo show organised by the RAM gallery started! The exhibition is part of the platform Talent-Room and is visible on Galleryviewer. Check it out!
- Extended end date Here We Are Now
The exhibition Here We Are Now at the Arwe Gallery is now extended till the 21st of November. The exhibition is with recent graduates of art academies and post graduates. I am showing three of my projects in four photos and four videos. You’ll find all the information needed on the gallery’s website; https://arwe.gallery/.
- Exhibition at ARWE Gallery
The 3th of October, there will be a new exhibition opening at a new gallery. Edwin Spek curated an exhibition with five people who have recently finished an academy or postgraduate. The exhibition will take place at the ARWE Gallery in Gouda from the 3th of October up and until the 24th of October and I am one of the exhibitors. The works I will be showing are Positioning in the Chain of Creation, Human Nature and Island Discovery. Feel free to check out their website and take a look at the invitation below!
- Catalogue of graduation work
I recently graduated from the Willem de Kooning Academy who made a catalogue of all the graduation works.
The link to the catalogue is:
The link to my work within the catalogue is:
- First Plants in my Selfmade Landscape
Since Wednesday 27/05/2020, my new, primal landscape has been evolving at Willem Buytewechstraat 149 in Rotterdam. These are the first plants that started to grow in there.
- Witness the Life Formation of a Landscape
Starting Wednesday 27/05/2020, there will be a new, primal landscape evolving at Willem Buytewechstraat 149 in Rotterdam. Feel free to walk by or send me a message for more information and a peek inside. I will also invite a small group for an opening with a performance and drinks later on, let me know if you want to be included.
- Minor Inconvenience
I am part of the organisation and curation of an exhibition event with, among others, my work. The exhibition is called Minor Inconvenience and this is the poster.
- Electronic Ecosystem – art // sound //performance
I joined an exhibition in The Crypt in Bristol about electronic ecosystems with my Island project. Here is the poster with my work.