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Rogier @ The WOW @ De Ruimte @ Amsterdam

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11th of January: DPRK project @ PechaKucha Night Utrecht / Cultural Sundays!

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This Sunday I’ll be giving another short artist talk about the DPRK project, again at PechaKucha Night Utrecht, but this time the event is also part of Cultural Sundays (Culturele Zondagen).

Hope to see you there at the Winkel van Sinkel in Utrecht (NL), 16:15hr sharp!

11th December: Pecha Kucha Night @ Het Huis, Utrecht

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Upcoming Thursday I’ll be having a chat about the DPRK project at Pecha Kucha Night at Het Huis, Utrecht!

The idea of a Pecha Kucha presentation is that you have 20 images and only talk for 20sec about each of them, so I tweaked the idea a bit and I’m going to show you 20 short clips of 20sec each of the video I made when I was in North Korea!

Above you can see a film still of one of the shots that will be included in the presentation. 🙂

Check out the Pecha Kucha website over >here<, there’s also a Facebook event. In preparation to this presentation, the DPRK project page on my portfolio website will be updated tomorrow, so I’ll also drop a link over here once I’ve finished working on that.

Hope to see you on Thursday!!

Interview/online exhibition @ HP/De Tijd Expo

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Special thanks goes to Nick Muller for giving me this opportunity to showcase my work online.

Click >here< to read the interview. Also, you will be able to watch my DPRK film on that web page!

The film will be online somewhere in the next two weeks on my personal portfolio website as well.

Interview with LUCY

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An online interview with LUCY (roaming platform for the arts in Utrecht) about my trip to the DPRK can be found >here<.

For those of you who are interested in the video installation I made about my journey, please feel free to visit the Urban Paradise exhibition.

De Torenkamer – Monday, day 1

Today’s the first day I’m an artist-in-residence of De Torenkamer, a studio of Dutch radio show Opium op 4, where every week a new artist is invited over to make a new work or study a subject for five days.

Today I started working on a new project called ‘Funny Games’ (yes, named after the Austrian horror movie), where I want to make an x-amount of small games where abnormal ‘game behaviour’ is encouraged. This Friday some of the games (if I manage to invent more than one successful game, otherwise it will be just one), will be presented and tested on live radio during the evening.

Here are some images of the game I’ve worked on today:

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The working title of this game is: 1. Boast and Trust, and the game can be played with 3 to 6 players. It’s all about collecting matching pieces by exchanging them with other players, and most of all preventing other players collect matching sets as well. Anything goes, there are no rules but one: it’s not allowed to say out loud what pieces you’ve received after exchanging them with a fellow player. Next to that, everything is allowed. Lying, scamming, making terrible deals, etc. And best: all this has to happen in as little time as possible, preferably 5 or 10 minutes. The first player to collect a matching set of five, wins the game. The blank parts you see in the picture above are just there to piss people off, they’re only used for exchanging pieces in the game, you won’t win if you collect five of those…

As you can see, this first ‘funny game’ is made to bring out the best in people.

Click >here< to go to the Torenkamer blog on the Opium website, where I’ll blog as well (in Dutch) about this week.

Nice: found a blog post about my project ‘Rogier’

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Yes, I’m calling the then 17-year-old Rogier a project now. The former title in Dutch wasn’t really working for me anymore. ‘De drie maanden uit het leven van Rogier’, similar to the title of the book, didn’t really do the trick on my website anymore.

I was doing a google search via Safari (where I’m not logged in on any Google- or other account) and came across this blog post by Irene about my project:

http://blogs.klaretaal.com/irene/2013/08/28/hou-het-droog-rogier/

I like it! She really understood the project from what I read in the blog post, which is always nice. I haven’t come across hateful blog posts yet, by the way (but lots of Tweets with mild threats).

(Unfortunately for the non-Dutch readers, the blog post is in Dutch only)

BETER Consortium – om in te nemen

The Dr. Pill project is featured in this publication from BETER Consortium, ‘om in te nemen’. During a 3 month exhibition, visitors were examined if they experienced ‘real’ art in an other way than fake or ‘placebo’ art. Both the real and the placebo Dr. Pill-pills were part of the exhibition.

The book cover.

The book cover.

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