CARNAVAL; DANSE PANDÉMIQUE
Carnaval; danse pandémique is personal reflection of the Corona pandemic times that seem to be in the past, but are still influencing our day to day lives. The work refers to the celebration of Carnaval and to the Danse Macabre during the pest plagues in the Middle Ages.
The work can be a starting point for meaningful conversations leading to more insight, understanding, empathy and processing.
The art installation Carnaval; danse pandémique consists of 2 movies (made in collaboration with William Pennings) that are presented in a household setting (a living room) and a small dancefloor.
It portrays the daily lives of 11 Dutch ‘household bubbles’ during the lockdowns of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The work is made in 2020-2023 following the corona rules that applied at the time. It was shown for the first time at HOK Gallery, Den Haag (17-2 till 4-3 ’23)
kunst op de tuin
In de weekenden van 25-26 juni & 2-3 juli ’22 is er kunst te zien in de tuinen bij VTV Mariahoeve, Den Haag. Daar kun je ook mijn (Terror)vogels zien, een wens in 1 van de gevleugelde buisjes van ‘I wish’ in de wensboom/struik doen en mijn ‘Freaks of nature’ 3D schetsen (zie ook de […]Read More
‘scape trials at the Analog Textiel Festival, 2014. For the Analog Textile Testival in 2014 (organised and hosted by the Grafische Werkplaats) I made a series of ‘scapes with newly learned silkscreen techniques. Learned them from Daniel Henry during a workshop at this festival. The ‘scapes trials were presented during an exhibition at Hoop Warenhuis, […]Read More
idi@Arnhem, Scratch Battle, 2011. Bebe, the flying mermaid. For this ‘scratch battle’ I scratched out the poster-image of Bebe, the flying mermaid. Organised by the Independent Drawing (IDI) Initiative at the invitation of de Gemeenschap Beeldend Kunstenaars (GBK) at Willemsplein 3 in Arnhem. Scratched out white paint on windowsRead More
Terugblik in kindertijd
Terugblik in kindertijd, 1998 & 2006. ‘Looking back at childhood’ showed semi transparent and fading ballpoint drawings and (teddy bear) blanket sculptures transforming the Ververs gallery in Amsterdam in my personal, but recognisable, so everybody’s, childhood universe. all drawings are 100 x 75 cm., ballpoint on kite paper and are sealed.Read More
‘t Fort (a drawing installation)
‘T Fort, Monster, 1998. A drawing installation in an empty house full of memories, waiting to be upgraded and occupied again. Based, but warped in reconstruction, on my own memories and childhood photographs. Pencil and crayon drawing on wall and floor and sealed ballpoint drawings and a wet toy rabbit.Read More
Picis Volatilis, 1994. Yes, flying fish exist, but: they are dying out fast because they live of fantasy and people are losing the ability to fantasise. So I have to collect and categorise the last ones before they die out. 2 parts: One with sand, water, sound and metal tins with lino-printed flying fishes One […]Read More
From 1994-1997 I participated in the Erolife fair with a couple of projects with an erotic connotation to see if a different audience could be reached. Vingerbad / Finger(s)bath 1994 In 1994 I had a stand at the Erolife fair together with Jan Bouma. He presented his statue ‘The King’ and I showed the ‘Vingerbad’. […]Read More
The Nursery – 2008. An installation for the performance ‘Terra Extremitas’ by the company Foolish People. At the invitation of the English company Foolish People I made a nursery in a closed off room. I used black duck tape to draw on the walls and floor with. There were beds lined out of the children […]Read More
Interior landscape – 2009. Freestanding 3D linocut on wood, 6x4x3 m. After I made ‘Den Haag Binnenstebuiten’ I used a similar set up to make an indirect self portrait. It became a free standing room with images of objects and direct self portraits throughout the years (inside) and landscapes that are meaningful to me and […]Read More