Ohh, finally an update from my side!
Things have been rather hectic the last couple months: I moved to a new place, moved my studio (again…), and I started working on 2 new projects. Hence the silence on this blog.
Also my website needs a major update, but hey, I’m working on it! (;
One of the other things that have been going on behind the scenes is that the Design My Privacy exhibition (featuring my project Rogier) is travelling to Z33 in Hasselt, Belgium! Yay!
The show opens next Saturday at 19:30hr. Insert lazy copy-paste from the Z33 website:
27.03.2016 – 29.05.2016
Design my Privacy
Nowadays, we continually share data: a message via WhatsApp, a picture on Instagram, an update on Facebook or an e-mail through Gmail. With whom do we really share this data? And how can we make sure that our personal data stay strictly personal?
This exhibition addresses issues of online privacy and digital surveillance. Next to several historical examples of encrypting, ‘Design my Privacy’ also shows some surprising contemporary strategies by more than 35 young designers and artists to maintain control over our data.
PROGRAM OPENING NIGHT
7:30 p.m. Welcome
– Welcome speech by Igor Philtjens (Deputy of Culture of the Province of Limburg)
– Introduction by Jan Boelen (Artistic director Z33)
– Presentation publication ‘Design my Privacy’ by Mieke Gerritzen (Director MOTI)
20:00 – 22:00 Visit of the new exhibitions
also Toegepast 20
20:00 – 24:00 Reception
LOCATION: Z33 – house for contemporary art, Vleugel ’58, Zuivelmarkt 33, 3500 Hasselt.
As you might know, I also design crochet patterns next to making art, and sell them online to raise funds for my art projects.
Today I received two copies Hummeln im Herzen in the mail, a novel by Petra Hülsmann. The book features my photo of my bumblebee crochet pattern on the cover! The publisher gave the black part of the bee a fuzzy layer, which makes it even more cute to look at. They even used the photo inside the book at the start of every chapter, so cute!
It’s beeeees, beeeees all over the place!
I’m actually following a German language course at this moment, so hopefully I’ll be able to read the book myself somewhere in the near future.
Yesterday I received a copy of the book Unnoticed Art, featuring an essay by Frans van Lent, and many descriptions of the performances performed at the festival itself.
The IT series of performances where part of the festival as well. In the book you can read a brief description on how to perform the work, and the written down experiences of two performers.
I really like the way the title is printed onto the cover of the book, as you can see in the pictures above.
Go to the >Unnoticed Art Festival website< to order a copy of the book.
Last Saturday I was interviewed about my book project for the local radio show ‘Alles Mag… Op Zaterdag’. (Everything’s allowed on Saturday)
Last Friday I had an interview with Rogier (from my latest project) and Omroep Brabant, a local tv and radio station.