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 email@example.com
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!
This week I’m a participating artist at The Big Draw in Nijmegen (NL), a festival about drawing.
I’ll be drawing shit at two locations this week; today I made a small series of drawings at the Valkhof Museum, since the drawing over there had to be finished before the festival starts (which is tomorrow), and from tomorrow until Sunday I’ll draw something on the window of the Dromaai.
Today I made some drawings about my trip to the DPRK. I still have to take decent photos, so until that point you’ll have to look at my wacky phone photos…
Click on ‘continue reading’ for some more pictures.
…I’m just REALLY busy. Hence it’s a bit quiet over here.
I moved in my new studio in Utrecht last week, and I’m still working on moving all my stuff to my new work space. Or work spaces, actually, since my new studio has 3 separate rooms in total.
It’s fucking huge.
Some pictures (of course, they’re panorama shots so the walls look a bit funky):
I’m a sucker for gadgets. That said, it was only a question of time before I got myself a decent mono pod. The one I used before came from some crappy eBay store and was a bit too large to drag around all the time (didn’t fit in any bag or suitcase properly), so that kinda sucked ass…
Foto Grijpink, located in Nijmegen, NL has helped me out with my photography gear before (for instance with the 24H project) and they were happy to help my out on today’s mono pod quest as well! Thanks again guys for your support!
This fancy carbon mono pod is a Sirui P-326 by the way, and it’s really, really light weight (only 400 grams), and it fits in even my smaller backpacks without any problems. Can’t wait to use this baby for picture taking or filming! (:
…and is officially registered as a publication from now on!
So funny, I also had to register as an official publisher before I could request an ISBN.
Click >here< to read more about the Rogier project on my portfolio website.
You can still order your very own copy of the book for only €15,-. Feel free to contact me of you’re interested in obtaining one.
…took place last weekend!
The location remained secret until the very last moment, but in the end the festival took place in the city of Haarlem, The Netherlands.
My IT performances were re-enacted at the festival by a group of performers.
Click >here< for more information about the UAF.
This afternoon I’ll be giving an artist talk-lecture-thing about my Rogier project at Kunstenlab, Deventer (NL). Start: 15:00hr. It’s also the last day the exhibition is open for public, so if you’re around, feel free to go and have a look!
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.