So I was back in Nieuwegein for the lecture/artist talk-ish thing Het slot van Noord-Korea about my DPRK-film, together with Casper van der Veen who also just published a new book, De Kim-dynastie (the Kim-dynasty). Gina van den Berg hosted the evenening.
Thank you De Tweede Verdieping for having me! It’s always a joy to collaborate with you ^^
Look at me, hiding behind that microphone.
….but we had a blast! Look at my wallpaper, isn’t it amazing?
If you didn’t manage to get your own piece of Brad wallpaper, shout out to me and I could perhaps send you a poster… They are popping up every here and there around Utrecht so pay close attention and you might be able to spot one.
28th of April-9th of June: Young Utrecht-based (or related) artists at Galerie Sanaa!
My brain was quite foggy last couple weeks so I didn’t think about updating this blog earlier… hence the silence, hence this can’t really count as an announcement anymore, but at least there are some pictures of the fun we had.
If you pay close attention to the photos you might even see a new work…….
Some text from the Sanaa website (yes, I’m lazy beyond belief today):
Galerie Sanaa presents Young Utrecht Delight. Showing the combined but diverse work of young HKU alumni. Jessica Skowroneck shows pure paintings that radiates with light. RaQuel van Haver is interested in the interaction and abrasion between identity, background and ethnicity. Guy Vording looks for photographs and texts that almost always have to do with events where the control is lost. In the sculptural paintings of Cecilia Rebergen she searches for the boundaries of the painted object. Joyce Overheul creates and manipulates human behavior and confronts people with their own actions through multiple media. Benine du Toit analyses tensions, emotion and reluctance toward one another in South Africa. Mariaan van den Berg focuses on adaptability through her spacial works. The work of Robert Roest is visually rooted in both the contemporary world of new media as in the history of painting.
Opening tomorrow/9th of May, 18:00hr-22:00hr: BRAD PITT, a solo show at Art Keller 24 in Utrecht!
There I will show my short film I made at dOCUMENTA(13) in 2012, which was edited down to 9’30” in 2016.
AK24 is a fresh and young art space in the centre of Utrecht, in the cellar of Puschkin, a Berlin-style cafe.
Hope to see you there, we’ve got popcorn!
Since I’ve been stuck at home with pneumonia for over a month now (and a severe cold before things escalated a bit), I didn’t have the opportunity yet to share some photos of the MILK exhibit at This Art Fair.
So, here they are…!
We had great fun alltogether, I even sold a print in the end.
Special thanks goes to MILK Amsterdam for inviting me, This Art Fair for the great exhibition venue and Janneke Kornet and Esther Hoogendijk for being amazing artists to collaborate with.
Sunday the 28th of January I held an artist talk at Museum Meermanno, The Hague. My project on the 17yo Rogier has been part of their exhibition The Art of Reading (De kunst van het lezen).
Curator Paul van Capelleveen wrote a blog entry about the afternoon:
The Art of Reading is on view until the 4th of March this year.
My project Rogier (De drie maanden uit het leven van Rogier / Three months in the life of Rogier) will be on view at Museum Meermanno, as part of the exhibition ‘De kunst van lezen. Van William Kentridge tot Wikipedia’/The art of reading. From William Kentridge to Wikipedia.
And now something else: a selection of my crochet designs will be included in the exhibition ‘Food! Eten in de kunst en design van nu’ (food in contemporary art and design). On view from the 3rd of November until the 6th of January.
Opening tomorrow: the exhibition VijandSchap at Fort Maarsseveen (near Utrecht, NL).
Over there I will present a new research project on lying, liespotting and designing your truth. Hope to see you there, the opening starts tomorrow at 17hr sharp! The exhibition will run during opening hours of the venue until the 14th of May.
Have a look at http://www.c-fordt.nl for more info about the exhibition and side program,
Have a look at http://www.rondleidingbijhetfort.nl (Dutch only at this moment) for a sneak peek of my latest project.
From the 11th of March until the 28th of May, my project 1000 CRANES will be part of the exhibition Aanstormend talent bij MIJ (upcoming talent bij MIJ/”ME”) at Museum IJsselstein, located in (well duh) IJsselstein, The Netherlands.
For the Dutchies among you, here’s some more info about the opening and exhibition in general: http://www.museumijsselstein.nl/activiteiten/uitnodiging-opening-aanstormend-talent-bij-mij
On the 30th of April and 6th of May I will host a workshop about the Japanese tradition of Senbazuru and on the 18th of May there will be an artist talk (incl me of course) about the entire project.
More info about this project can be found on my website: http://joyceoverheul.com/works/cranes.html
Hope to see you there!
NASTY WOMEN AMSTERDAM EXHIBITION AND FUNDRAISER
184 Artists from 27 countries
270 Artworks from € 1 – € 200
Exhibition runs March 4 – 12, 2017
Josilda da Conceição Gallery,
Wormerveerstraat 15, 1013 JS Amsterdam
Opening Reception: March 4 from 4 – 8 PM
Opening hours: March 5, 9, 10, 11, 12 from 2 – 5 PM
For more info, see: https://nastywomenamsterdam.wordpress.com/
A limited edition print of my soft but nasty AK47 photo will be there, I hope you will too!
Please note the order’s totally random.
Above: my AK in its lihtbox at Patty Morgan’s Boardroom Sessions.
Below: the performers who helped me out to perform The Gaze on Sunday + me.
Above: We Like Art! made my print on aluminum of the P7 one of their recommended works for the fair’s visitors.
Below: last preparations for the performance of The Gaze.
Above: people looking at my work. I know, my phone camera sucks. Another reason to purchase a print of mine, so I can replace my phone.
Below: my P7 print at the We Like Art! exhibit.Yes, you can see the magic dots of sales over there!
Above: just one more minute to go ’til my artist talk at Prospects & Concepts, the Mondriaan Fund exhibition at Art Rotterdam,
Below: a slightly more decent photo of the light box. (Well I told you my phone was shitty, didn’t I…)
Above: the workspace program at Prospects & Concepts,
Below: the sign Patty Morgan puts up when they borrow an artwork for their Boardroom Sessions.
Above: and last what actually should have gone first: a photo of the grand opening.
This light box with photo will be on view during Prospects & Concepts (powered by the Mondriaan Fund) at Art Rotterdam! Yay!
Michiel (one of the regular performers of my The Gaze performance series) approached me to host a workshop for Willem de Kooning Academie’s 24 hours of lessons. Because my workshop would initially start at 12 at night (the witch hour) and we would be located in a creepy and vacant building, I decided it would be fun to organize a workshop about horror films.
And fun we had!
Below you can see some photos of the evening and the results of what the students of DBKV (the fine art & design teacher department) made:
Suus, Robert and Marisa made these three photos instead of a video:
From the 10th of December until the 8th of January my work Dr. Pill with its neon pharmacy cross will be on view at Galerie Pouloeuff in Naarden, NL.
The light works will be also visible at night from 18:00hr ’til midnight, next to the regular opening hours of the gallery.
Find out more about Gallerie Pouloeuff and the exhibition >here<
On the 8th of December my project Rogier will be part of the exhibition at NEW ATLANTIS | DIGITAL DARK AGE. Also, I’ll give an artist talk about my work in general. Hope to see you there!
At the moment I’m super super lazy so I guess you’ll have to click >this link< all by yourself and I’m not in the mood to make a screen shot of the web page so…
(interview is in Dutch)
I love the BYOB! This year I showed two new video works, The Gaze: Them (formerly known as The Gaze) and Pitt Stop in Kassel.
Have a look at the photo album >over here<.
I finally extended my online existence to the platform of Patty Morgan.
At this moment I have one fucking follower, #itssomething. Anyway, if you’re on Patty Morgan, feel free to follow me!
I’ll be uploading lots of photos of my work on that profile, it definitely looks more appealing than uploading things on the pay-me-or-no-one-sees-your-posts-Facebook…
Last Saturday I finished shooting documentation material in The Hague for my website and a new performance video.
I’d like to thank all the amazing performers and their efforts, without them it would be impossible to make the documentation of the performance itself a success!!
The video of the performance will be shown for the first time at the BYOB (next Thursday in Utrecht, see this blog post).
For now, here’s a sneak peek!
Special thanks goes to: Jowi Kemper, Heekyung Ryu, Giovanni Maisto Ferreira, Michiel Tollig, Mandy Chaigneau, Ilona Schipper, Marisa Conde, Vincent Baeza Parra, Ken Bridgen, Jolanda Jansen, Sarah Atzori, Alessandro, Herwin Zweers
As part of the BYOB and Dutch Film Festival, an excerpt of my 1000 CRANES performance video is currently on view at Hutspot, Utrecht!
Upcoming Thursday the annual BYOB will be held in Utrecht at the old post office at Neude square, I will be showing a new work that evening. Hope to see you there!
I’m happy to announce I’ll be making a new work for the Unnoticed Art Festival.
Unfortunately for you my dear, this will remain secret until the festival has taken place.
Here’s some more info about the festival:
The Unnoticed Art Festival returns for a second edition this summer, following the first Unnoticed Art Festival in 2014 and the subsequent publication of the book Unnoticed Art.
On June 24/25 the Unnoticed Art Festival will take place in an undisclosed city in the Netherlands.
Hundreds of artists worldwide have responded to an Open Call for performance concepts. From these submissions, a performance program has been compiled by a committee of five artists. The Unnoticed Art performances are to be realized in the public space, on the street, with no explanation and with no fore-warning. The objective is to go by unnoticed. Taking place in everyday settings, these performances involve hiding the unusual within the usual. Passersby may perceive these actions, but will not recognize them as performance art.
A group of thirty participants will perform the Festival’s program. These participants need not be artists. No performance experience is required. All that matters is an interest in the nature of the festival, and a willingness to experiment. These participants have a double role: they will perform the selected works whilst simultaneously acting as the only audience to the event. Since the festival is not announced, these participants are the only ones ‘in the know’ – hence, they are the only audience that is aware of being an audience.
A book will be compiled following the second edition of the Festival. This book will include all the concepts from the program, in addition to presenting the personal experiences of all the participants, as both actors and audience.
The program of this year will include works of:
Alice Vogler (US)
Andrew McNiven (GB)
Bucky Miller (US)
Chris Wildrick (US)
Connor Frew (US)
Edwin Stolk (NL)
Elia Torrecilla (ES)
Florence Jung (FR)
Frans van Lent (NL)
Heath Schultz (US)
Heinrich Obst (BE/DE)
Ieke Trinks (NL)
Ienke kastelein (NL)
Irina Danilova & Hiram Levy (US)
Isaac Chong (DE/HK)
Jeanette Joy Harris (US)
Jonathon Keats (US/IT)
Josh Schwebel (CAN)
Joyce Overheul (NL)
Julia Dahee Hong (CAN)
Lee Nutbean (GB)
Liam Herne (GB)
Marika & Leopard (RU/DE)
Mark F Beasley (US)
Mathias Will (DE)
Maureen Bachaus (NL)
Mikio Saito (JP)
naakita feldman-kiss & Roby provost Blanchard (CAN)
Nanne Muskens (BR)
Nico Parlevliet (NL)
Paul Money (GB)
Paul Shortt (US)
Peter Christenson (US)
Raluca Croitoru (RO)
Roekoe M (NL)
Royce Allen Hobbs (US)
Simon Farid (GB)
Tamar Banai (IL)
Thomas Geiger (AT)
Thomas Tajo (IN)
Vladimir Ivanov (BG)
Yvo van der Vat (NL)
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.
Yes, good news this week! The exhibition Design My Privacy at MOTI Museum of the Image (Breda, The Netherlands) has been extended until the 13th of March!
>Here’s< a blog post by Geen woord Chinees bij about my project Rogier.
BYOB Utrecht 2015 was fun! I showed two videos that evening, the first performance video of 1000 CRANES and Untitled (for ☐topia).
Click >here< for more pictures!
Some photos of the opening day of Project Rogier at Galerie ‘t Atrium in Zutphen (NL)!
The exhibition wil run until the 30th of October.
I made the local newspapers 3 times, wow!
Click on the read more tag for some more pictures!
I was a participant of this year’s The Big Draw edition in Nijmegen, and I made drawings on the windows of Mood Conceptstore and Prikkels! Click on the read more tag to see some more photos.
Here we go!
Special thanks goes to the Noorderlicht crew for making this exhibition look amazing, and the Mondriaan Fund for supporting my work!
So I’m currently working on a performance where I’ll fold 1000 cranes according to the Japanese tradition, and I just wanted to share some pictures with you. Things are going steady, and with 4 days of folding/working I already made the railing system to keep all birds up, and folded 172 birds. This might not seem like an awful lot, but the first birds went reeealllly slow, haha.
Keep track of my progress online via Instagram: @joyce1000cranes
Or drop by at Galerie Sanaa, Utrecht on Wednesdays ’til Sundays from 12 until 18hr!
Here I will show you the satin rifle I made, of which you could see a work-in-progress photo a couple blog posts earlier.
Some text from the press release:
The Kalashnikov is an iconic weapon. The silhouette is very recognizable, particularly due to the curved
magazine at the bottom. The efficiency and the ability to use it in almost all circumstances, makes the AK 47
a global symbol. Images abound from child soldiers to freedom fighters parading and posing for photos with
this machine gun. It has found its way onto flags and tattoos. Through its recognition, the image also serves
as a symbol against the established order. Time for reflection and discussion. How does an artist deal this
Stef Fridael, Anthony Kleinepier, GTVR, Victor Sonna, Joshua Rutgers, Lody van Dulken, Daniel Wechsler,
Nick J. Swarth, Sjoerd van Lankveld, Goof Salimans, Rient van Tiggelaar, Freek M. Willems, Lucia
Sotnikova, Imke Brunzema, Fieke van Berkom, Jordy Koevoets, Yosvany Malagon, Jan Willem Campmans,
Daniel Djamo, David Marszewski, Joseph Huot, Erik Vermeulen, Paul Verwilligen, Munne, Luk Sponselee,
Dennis Voorkennis, Robbert&Frank Frank&Robbert, Art van Triest, Joyce Overheul, Sierk van Meeuwen,
Tom Velthuis, Toos Nijssen, Grafische Ongehoorzaamheid and Klaus Pinter
Official Opening: Friday 29th of May 2015, starting at 20hr.
Exhibition: 30th of May-12th of July 2015
Opening hours: Sat/Sun/Wed 13-17hr, or schedule an appointment via firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/384973805038440/
…headaches, backaches, any possible aches… long days, short nights…. (and ugly photoshop, as you can see above.)
But the new sculptural piece for the AK47 exhibition is ALMOST finished! Whoohoo!
It’s going to be an extended, kinda over the top version of the Walther Plush5 I made in 2013 for Festival de Basis in Soesterberg (NL). The Kalashnikov-themed exhibiition will be held at Artspace Flipside, Eindhoven (NL), opening on the 29th of May.
Yesterday I almost tore the entire thing apart when I started to stuff it, which brought me on the verge of a mental breakdown, but luckily it didn’t come this far… The pink satin is a real bitch to work with, but it’s going to look very pretty in the end! The rifle is stuffed with roasted sesame seeds (don’t ask..).
Sad, depressed rifle.
My work has been selected to be part of the upcoming UtrechtDownUnder exhibition in the city centre of Utrecht (NL). Two years ago the exhibition was held in the cellars of the Oudegracht (canals) in Utrecht, this year the exhibition will be held in the freshly deserted Wolvenplein prison.
Yesterday I went there to have a look at the location and it was very very awesome!
After the break you can see some more photos.
UtrechtDownUnder: Onder Controle (Under Control)
1st-31st of May 2015
Wolvenplein 1, Utrecht (NL)
Click >here< to go to UtrechtDownUnder’s website.
Last weekend was the presentation of the SWOOF x DPRK lamp by Yudo Design!
Yudo Design has created an interactive led table lamp which you can operate with hand movements. They often collaborate with artists and designers to create new skins, the replaceable outer part of the lamp, so lamp owners can easily change the appearance of their lamps themselves. This weekend the lamp will also be on display (and for sale) at NEST at the Hoog Catharijne shopping mall, at the Seats2Meet venue.
Here’s a video on how the SWOOF design works:
Opening on the 7th of February: the anniversary edition of De Belofte (“the promise”) exhibition series at Kunstliefde. This year the De Belofte-programme exists for 10 years and this exhibition shows you previous participants of the last 10 years, including meeee! Yoohoo!
There’s an opening party on the 8th of February starting at 16:00hr at Kunstliefde. The exhibition will be opened by Frank Koolen, artist and tutor at the Utrecht School of the Arts, who lectured many of the participating artists (again, including meeee).
At this exhibition the video I made while I was in the DPRK will be shown, together with some souvenirs, an essay/travel journal-thingy I wrote for this exhibition and a podcast describing all the things I was not allowed to capture on video.
Hope to see you there!! It’s going to be a great exhibition.
Click >here< to go to Kunstliefde’s website.
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!
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!!
Tomorrow the video I made about the DPRK will be on view for the first time ever at the Bring Your Own Beamer event, hosted by SETUP MediaLab at TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht (NL).
The fun starts at 19:30hr, so be there..!
SETUP also made a video about me and the DPRK project, which you can watch >over here<.
In case you wonder: yes, I do own an awful lot of scratching posts, and yes, that is a picture which has an Instagram… If you’re on Instagram, feel free to follow me, by the way. (:
Well allright… I won’t bring my own beamer since I don’t own one, but luckily a friend of mine was so kind to lend me his. The idea is that artists can sign up for this event and show their work during one evening, as long as they bring their own beamer. Nice, right?
Setup Medialab, located in Utrecht, The Netherlands, was so kind to make a promo video about me and the work I will be showing at this BYOB at TivoliVreedenburg on the 26th:
The work I’ll be presenting there will be the DPRK project. Some shots are included in the video below, among which a short part of the little kid’s performance which was shown to us at an after school care facility.
Thanks goes to Anna Berlis (website) for shooting the video. I really like it!