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The Poem 2019

Mother Molenwijk 2019

'Mother Molenwijk' was a proposal for a research period at Werkplaats Molenwijk. The idea was to start a dialogue based process to look out for different ways in which the existing infrastructure of people, parks and high-rise architecture could be used to influence the wellbeing in this neighbourhood.

Status: Not realised

Where: Werkplaats Molenwijk, Amsterdam, NL

In collaboration with Framer Framed

The Poem 2019

The Poem 2019

'The Poem' was a proposal for Somerset Art Weeks in the UK. It described a ceremonial scene in four stages inspired by the poem 'Four Quartets' by T.S Eliot [In my beginning is my end… in my end is my beginning]. 'The Poem' is the title of a mechanism, using art as a vehicle to visualize the County of Contrasts, in an attempt to transform the fragmented 'reality' towards ambiguous wholeness. As T.S. Eliot wrote: In my beginning is my end.

Status: Not realised

Where: Somerset, UK

In collaboration with Somerset Art Weeks

Gate Closed 2019

The Collective Roof 2018

'The Collective Roof' (that only belongs to you) was a proposal for a monument in four cities during Plovdiv European Capital of Culture 2019. Inspired by Kazimir Malevich’s four black square paintings and the leaking rooftop of the socialist block of my mother in law. Bringing together the supremist ideas of Malevich in contact with the reality of people living under a leaking roof, without the financial help of the other residents of the block. 'The Collective Roof' consisted of four new bitumen rooftops on socialist blocks to be realized in black squares and rectangles in the cities Plovdiv, Sofia, Varna and Burgas.

Status: Not realized

Where: Plovdiv, Sofia, Varna and Burgas, Bulgaria

In collaboration with Plovdiv European Capital of Culture

The Centre of Now 2017

Einhorn Pool Parties 2018

'Einhorn Pool Parties' was a proposal for Festival of Regions in Perg with the theme 'social warmth'. A unicorn is presented on the city's coat of arms. Inspired by a text in the “Gemeinde zeitung” from March 2018 written by the Mayer of Perg Toni Froschauer, he described a situation where, if people would start a dialogue with each other, they could solve a lot of their complaints. With 'Einhorn Pool Parties' I proposed to organize informal gatherings on a daily basis by opening up private swimming pools (in the Perg region) for the duration of the Festival.

Status: Not realized

Where: Perg, Austria

In collaboration with Festival of Regions

The Poem 2019

Pomphuis 2019

'Pomphuis' was a proposal for a working period at 'Pompgemaal' a Mondriaan Fund Residency in Den Helder. In 2015 when the Mondriaan Fund thought of leaving this location behind for their residency program, catering entrepreneur Fred van Tol started a political lobby to open a restaurant on this spot. Mondriaan Fund stayed eventually in this property and my proposal concerned an artistic research for the opportunities for art when realizing this imagined restaurant 'Pomphuis' on this attractive location.

Status: Not realised

Where: Pomphuis, Den Helder, NL

In collaboration with Mondriaan Fund

The Poem 2019

Kingdom of Ends 2013

'Kingdom of Ends' was a situation imagined between two houses on the historic canals of Amsterdam. 'Kingdom of Ends' focussed on the space in between these historic houses that are well preserved for generations to come. By collecting and exhibiting objects in between these houses from the regular inhabitants, Kingdom of Ends wanted to question heritage lists and institutionalized collections. The title 'Kingdom of Ends' referred to the philosophy of Immanuel Kant and proposes a world in which all human beings are treated as ends not as mere means to an end for other people.

Status: Not realised

Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands

In collaboration with TAAK, Castrum Peregrini, Office Jarrik Ouburg and Non-fiction

Gate Closed 2019

The organisation store 2012

'The organisation store' was developed for an empty store in Hoog Catharijne - a shopping mall in Utrecht. This shopping mall experienced difficult economic times and with art I wanted to contribute to this situation. 'The organisation store' was meant to be an open laboratory, providing the infrastructure for a cooperative research after the commercial language that was used by the surrounding shops. Together with customers 'The organisation store' wanted to analyse if the commercial language still matched with their target audience.

Status: Not realized

Where: Hoog Catharijne, Utrecht, Netherlands

In collaboration with Foundation Art in the Station Area

The Centre of Now 2017

Live Happily 2012

'Live Happily' was a proposal especially made for the 'open source expo' during Incubate 2012. Incubate intended to attract at least 200 artists who would deliver without any payment their diverse artworks for the exhibition. Later these works would be arranged in an art show by the curator. This curator invited me to make a proposal for this context. Because I imagined the atmosphere of an art fair I decided to use the corporate language of these fairs. My proposal was to intervene and embed 'Live Happily' inside the general exhibition. 'Live Happily' was a booth like the famous coffee brand builds on art fairs and functioned as a stage for a layered critique towards art exhibited under these poor circumstances.  

Status: Not realized

Where: Tilburg, Netherlands

In collaboration with Incubate Festival