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[2016] The first time I realised that there is a word for the atmosphere I intend to provoke through my multimedia installations, was when I came across the word uncanny. The uncanny as in a certain moment when something familiar becomes strangely unfamiliar to us. A split second in which we perceive something we thought we knew, yet its old meaning has temporarily been lost. I think this is when time stands still, yet we feel so much alive. After that, something might have changed in us. Or not. 

[2017] Developing these types of atmospheres, I moved to the literal sense of touch. Armed with sensing technology and silicone, I created haptic interfaces that mediated light and sound. Through the interplay between vision, touch and audition, I invited to sense and question the (non) living. 

[2018] Through these works I acknowledged that the material used for touch and interactivity has something to say as well. That there might even be a chance that the material we interrelate with says it all. I went on a hunt for material. A material that, without any technological addition, provokes something. A material that ‘touches’ in another way, beyond the sense of touch we generally refer to. 

[2019] The search led to an extraordinary encounter with a mighty (living) material on a random Monday morning. Its gorgeous brownish translucency, its undefinable smell and asymmetrical textures with an almost skin-like touch provoked strong ambivalent sensibilities. Somewhere along the line between repulsive attraction and attractive repulsion. 

[2020] They say that, to follow the material is entering a true maze of meanings. Equipped with solid research methodologies that are significant for my artistic work, I guide the visitor through a magic microcosm of multi-sensory revelations and intellectual stubbornness of organic, living matter.

CREATIVE EDUCATION

2018 - 2020

Interfaculty ArtScience (MA)*

Royal Academy of Art / Royal Conservatoire of The Hague

*Winner of the ArtScience Master Department Award

2013 - 2018

Interactive Design and Unstable Media (BA)*

Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam

*Nominee Long list Thesis Award

[CREATIVE] WORK

Research Coordinator (PARC) 

'Platform for Arts Research in Collaboration'

University of the Arts The Hague / 

Academy of Creative & Performing Arts Leiden

January 2021 - current

On Your Own 2020 

Haagse Kunstkring

23 December 2020 - 3 January 2021

cancelled due to Covid-19

KABK Graduation Show (MA)

Royal Academy of Art / Royal Conservatory The Hague

10 - 13 September 2020

Killing Horizons

Quartair Contemporary Art Initiative, The Hague

9 - 11 June 2019

Moment of 'Ma' 

Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment,

Technical University of Delft 

11 October 2018

Robot Love

(previous) Campina Milk Factory, Eindhoven

14 September - 2 December 2018

(group exhibition with works of i.a. Hito Steyerl, Driessens & Verstappen, Funda Gül Özcan, Felix Burger etc.)

Gerrit Rietveld Graduation Show 2018

Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam

4 - 8 July 2018

Hold me Now: Touch and Feel in the Unreal World 

Rietveld Uncut, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

21-  24 March 2018

SiSiSpex 

Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam

1 - 2 December 2017

Bots, Bodies & Beasts

Rietveld Uncut,  Brakke Grond Amsterdam

6 - 11 April 2016

PARTICIPATION

Member of GROND Collective,

a new public space, collective and community at

Het Nieuwe Bajesdorp

February 2024 - current

Hackers & Designers

ReKnitting Collective Infrastructures

17 - 28 July 2023

Center Leo Apostel Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Systems at Play, A Self-Organising Symposium

on Self-Organisation

15-18 February 2023

EcoSanctuary Can Lliure

Permaculture Design Course

July/August 2022

Vilnius Academy of Arts

X-disciplinary Congress on Artistic Research & Related Matters - To Research or Not To Research in the Post-disciplinary Academy?

14-17 October 2021

AudioTalia

12 - 21 July 2019, Barcelona

El Mirador de Akasha

22 July - 15 august 2019, Granada

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