Supports and beams
Wood, glue sticks, kitchen paper
GGZ Breburg Dongen, exhibition space of Vrouw Muskens.
During the residency I am working on the installation. The form is derived from a shelving unit. The structure is made from old stair railings I find in a storage for discarded materials. Some of the banisters I sand and saw into the "uprights" that make the unsanded remaining beams into "supports": supports and beams.
The work was presented in the 'Trefpunt' the public space of GGZ-breburg in Dongen as well as in the exhibition space of Vrouw Muskens at the end of July 2023.
Where the ceiling seemed not to be high enough
Approx. 1000x500x400 cm/ spatial installation
Wood, cotton thread, ceramics, metal, paper, pencil, broom, archival materials
Artist initiative Club Solo (Breda)
By the transition group of artist initiative Club Solo (Breda), I am invited to give a visual response to 'the transition research' in relation to the exhibition space. The results will be presented during Hotel Solo #8 in April 2023.
Where the ceiling seemed not to be high enough is an installation of interpretations on the visible traces left by the solo exhibitions. Many artists want to connect the two floors of Club Solo through a hole in the ceiling. I find the semi-nonchalant way in which the holes are subsequently repaired fascinating. The rule: "anything goes, but the space must be returned to its former state" was both emphasized and refuted.
Archive material, tent, audio, paint
PIP Exhibition PIP The Hague
ism. Jesse van Epenhuijsen
PIP is a nightclub and is located in an area that is highly gentrified. The performance was part of the PIP-Expo program, a series of evenings filled by artists. Jesse and I create a collage-like mural (800x300) of old blueprints and (re)building plans prior to the evening. The evening itself is performative. We invited the former residents to take visitors back to their childhood memories: They install their old camping tent in the exact same spot where it used to stand in their yard and show childhood photos to visitors there. We were "movers" that evening, moving PIP's entire storage outside, in response to the plausible future prospect in which PIP The Hague, among others, will have to leave the building due to the arrival of modern housing.
Sidewalk tile, wood
Wo Meine Sonne Scheint, Breda
The work Pavements was made following an invitation from artists' initiative Wo Meine Sonne Scheint to create a work in a front yard in Breda's working-class neighborhood of Tuinzigt for two weeks. Several artists were linked to a garden, and afterwards the works became part of a sculpture route through the neighborhood.
Landscape Triennial on the Southern Waterline, Heusden
301,1x175,4x14=400=1750 is a hand sawn grid of 400 squares. 400 refers to the year 1750 when Heusden consisted of 400 households and also the construction of the water line was completed. For the Landscape Triennial on the Zuiderwaterlinie I was invited to make a work in public space. In the map of Heusden I recognize a grid, a network of intersecting streets, houses, squares and alleys surrounded by the impressive waterworks of the Zuiderwaterlinie.
During the residency, I am working on the memory of Van Gogh's birthplace.
The black textile canvases hanging at eye level divide the space into a corridor and three rooms. This layout is derived from the layout of the house of birth.
In 2021 a this project will have a sequel, here I am working on a sketch for a one-to-one model of the contours of the front and back facade of the vanished birth house. With a team of a technical draftsman and an animator, I am creating the design. The metal frames would be permanently placed on the exact same spot where the birth house stood. The Zundert welcoming committee provisionally rejected the placement of the frames.
Textile, wood, ceramics, paper
Van Goghhuis Gallery, Zundert
Obituary In the Zundertse Bode (local newspaper)
I find the idea that 'The Van Gogh House' attracts many international tourists to quiet Zundert fascinating. Especially since 'The Van Gogh House', is not the building where Van Gogh lived. Van Gogh's birthplace was demolished in 1903. When you google "Birthplace Van Gogh Zundert," you mainly get to see the new building rather than the birthplace. To clarify this communication a bit, I wanted to declare the birthplace of Vincent van Gogh as "dead." I placed the ad in the Zundertse Bode (local newspaper) to share this thought with the local public. This expression was the first step within a longer collaboration of Van Gogh AIR.
51º 28’ 20.98” N, 4º 39’54.49” E
This video visualizes the concept of the frames that will be installed in 2023.