The work Flux-tracing the fluctuation is part of the exhibition Joint Venture in Kunstvereniging Diepenheim. With 4 other (duo) artists, I will show work that is made in collaboration with nature. The exhibition can be visited from May 1st till September 27, start depending on Corona measures. I will do a performance one or two times, dates to be announced.
On May 10, Dr. Jan van Boeckel was installed as professor Art & Sustainability at Research Centre Art & Sustainability. Dr. Jan van Boeckel will be my co-promotor during my research period as an artistic PhD candidate. For his installation he made a publication called: ‘I would still plant my apple tree’. The publication can be found here.
There was a short video made as an introduction of the Research Centre Art & Sustainability, I play a small role in it explaining my work ‘Living lines of the barely noticeable’, which will be shown December 2021.
For the project What if… a short film was made. Artist Aebele Trijsburg and I were interviewed about our work and the research. In the film parts of the exhibition were shown as well as images and video footage from the research process.
Friends organized a really cool art fair in on April 23&24 in Groningen to show the world that despite corona artists in Groningen are still very productive. Art Away was organized by Hendrik Hantschel and Ayala Pavo. It became a great success with a lot of work sold for very affordable prices. I sold a poem :).
I rarely make sellable work, so this was a new experience and it resulted for me in some works of art coming from research projects that I will be able to sell in the future. For instance, tiles made from leftover materials from projects and prints of the Foundlings series.
From October 1st 2021, I will start an artistic PhD for the University of Groningen and Hanze University of applied sciences in the field of Art & Sustainability. As a PhD candidate, I will conduct research from my practice as an artist into how an artistic approach can contribute to connections with non-human others and ecological awareness.
The exhibition of my triptych of works that I made for the George Verberg Grant 2019 is rescheduled from opening the 21st of January 2021 to an opening in September 2021 due to Covid 19 regulations.
From the 21st of January 2021 on I will start with writing and compiling a publication about the artistic research process that I conducted for the George Verberg Grant in 2020.
The book will be a report about an artistic research process to understand the life, through movement, of flying insects. The book follows my experiences as an artist (travelling, making notes and sketches, experimenting, making works), but also includes perspectives from different scientists, theorists and other art disciplines. In the book personal reflections, articles, interviews, images, notes and exercises are bundled to give a multifaceted view of the ‘Living lines of the barely noticeable’.
‘Living lines of the barely noticeable’
and I’ll keep you posted about the progress
On October 30, 2020 the exhibition “What if…” at Noorderlicht studio, Groningen opened. Aebele Trijsburg and me are showing works and process made in 10 months of research into the future landscape of the North of the Netherlands. What if… is a project by SIGN and Noorderlicht for the Artist in space talent development programme of de Noordenaars.
More info here
From March till October 2020 I’m working on the What if… project for SIGN and Noorderlicht for the project Artist in Space of the Noordenaars. You can read updates about the artistic research process on the websites of SIGN (Dutch and English) and Noorderlicht (Dutch).
The opening of the presentation of the project will be on the 31st of October at Noorderlicht, Akerkhof 12, Groningen. I will soon post more info about the event.
For ArttechLAB and the Breitneracademie in Amsterdam I was working with students on the workshop ‘Mapping Environments’ that is based on the work Attempts to Understand a Field.
Students researched their direct environment. Out of the results, we made an art book with drawings, finds and research materials bound in.