It’s been awfully quiet on this blog for the last couple months…. but fear not! There’s no reason to worry. I’ve just been awfully busy.
Today I finished an artist-in-residence project at Kunsthal45 in Den Helder (NL) where I made an entirely new work, a naval mine made from transparent organza as part of my soft series. The project will be on view until the 13th of August at the Kunsthal.
Lots of events are coming up meanwhile and after this exhibition, among which:
– Nasty Women Exhibition in Mexico at the Museo Memoria y Tolerancia in Mexico City,
– Utrecht Down Under in (of course) Utrecht,
– And my work will be part of the annual Fotoroute at Windkracht 13 Gallery, Den Helder.
For an extensive overview of all my future plans, please see my >website<
For now, here are some photos of the freshly finished naval mine. The results are really nice, the colours look different from every angle.
It was a busy, busy week in Amsterdam. The presentation of the games in the live radio show was quite successful. Video documentation was made, also quite successfully. I’m a happy camper!
More material will be online soon.
Click on ‘read more’ for a shitload of pictures.
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:
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.
From the 7th of the 11th of April I’ll be an artist in residence (kinda) at De Torenkamer (“the tower chamber”), a short period AIR program by Opium op 4 (a Dutch radio show) in a studio in Amsterdam.
For a week I’ll stay at a studio in Amsterdam and make something new, and every day between 23:00h and 24:00h a short radio interview will be held about my progress of that day. On the very last day the work I made will be presented somewhere outside the studio (can’t remember exactly where, atm).
Click >here< to go to the Opium op 4 website, and also see the works and blog posts of current and former participants. (link opens in a new window)