[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 people to sense and question (non)live. 

[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.

CV

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

(GROUP) EXHIBITIONS

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' (group performance Interfaculty ArtScience The Hague) 

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

RESIDENCIES

AudioTalia

12 - 21 July 2019, Barcelona