Day Dream Space, an installation performance by Audrey Apers and me, starts from a curiosity about "daydreaming" and its translatability into an experience in image and movement. In each performance 7 people are invited to enter the unconventional theatrical space, a hallway diverging into the central moment of the daydream. There audience and performer share an experience together, exploring a temporary retreat from reality.
Design by me
Performance by Audrey Apers,
with performers Jan Deboom, Eva Honings, Maxime Arnould, Lea Tarral, Yun-yu Chang and Cesare Dilaghi
Music by Jan Deboom
Coproduced by Zomerparkfeest, Via Zuid, SALLY Dansgezelschap Maastricht and Cultura Nova
Video will follow soon!
For the theater play “La Superba” by Toneelgroep Maastricht, I created an artistic robotic leg that during the play would be remotely operated and perform a choreography in interaction with actors “Angela Schijf” and “Wim Opbrouck”
The play is based on the book “La Superba” by “Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer
A video of the leg performing will follow soon.
Plastic pollution is a timely, global environmental issue affecting the Thames, waterways and oceans. The World Economic Forum has predicted there will be more plastic than fish in the sea in weight by 2050.
Future Dust is a project initiated by artist Maria Arceo, in which I collaborated for design & realisation and I illuminated the piece, creating an light art installation at dusk. For the last year, Arceo has been collecting plastic from over forty beaches along the tidal Thames down to the Estuary.
The piece invites the viewer to question their perception of the environmental impact of plastic, whilst challenging Londoners towards a more sustainable future.
More pictures will follow.
The result of one month artist in residency at Bordenhal Maastricht. "Crumpled Entity", my contribution in the form of an art installation on stage. A creature like object, that crumples under fluctuating pressure and tension, and dances or struggles within its bounded space capturing light on its surfaces.
It was part of a theater performance called #clubsandwich, in which multiple art forms came in dialogue in an experimental platform.
Performance together with a team of artists and performers: Audrey Apers, Marie van Vollenhoven, Stijn Vervoort, Lola Bogaert, María Domínguez Pérez andEefke Linssen
The Likknikkerbaan is a challenge in which two players can test their tongue agility and taste sensation. Two lickers are standing face to face, while using only their tongue to move a 'lick marble' across the track. Each marble includes four different ingredients that together form one dish. Who has the fastest time? And who has the best tasting ability? For every correctly guessed ingredient players get bonus points!
Our tongue is one of the best developed muscle of our body. We need it for talking, eating and tasting. And yes, we also associate this pink, slippery, weird part of our body with sex, which instantly makes our tongue a subject of taboo.
The Likknikkerbaan invites everyone, especially adults, to step outside their comfort zone and play a game in public with someone they do or don't know while mainly using their tongue. A little bit weird, uncomfortable or embarrassing? Yes, perhaps :)
Exhibition: Heerlen Cultura Nova
Algae Living is an installation that invites the inhabitants of a city to grow edible algae. The installation is made out of re-used materials that derive from old buildings. Edible Algae are growns in old double-sided glass, which creates a bioreactor, or in other words a bio-solar-panel. The Algae can be harvested an used in food as a great nutrient.
Client: Ocean Impact
A community artwork, for World Oceans Day, in which people can throw their old plastics. The plastic will fill up the belly of this 3.5 meter long and 2.5 meter tall fish and create its final shape. The project is about creating awareness of the pollution of our oceans and prevent plastics from getting in the bellies of the actual fish.
Client: De Ideeënwinkel - 2015 For the charity event Serious Request, by radiostation 3FM, I designed and built a Christmas installation, to raise money for the RedCross. It is a 9 m tall Christmas tree, where people could write a wish on paper, put it in a PET-bottle and screw it to the Wishmas Tree, putting up the tree together, with in total 5000 bottles.
photo: Katharina Sogeler
Performing as one of the moderators and judges at the EPDA workshops at Drupa 2016, for innovative packaging design, with students from the International school Düsseldorf.
Dripple is an outdoor urban piece of furniture, which allows you to take some time and space for yourself, to read or relax, or cuddle with your loved-one. Being outside while staying in, is combined in this inspiring space.
Photo: Nathalie Eggels
Performing as a Judge for the art competition "Kunstbende", an initiative to stimulate creativity among young artists.
Judge in the catergory "Expo" - Visual Art
Client: Woonbedrijf Eindhoven
The design and realisation of a light logo for a new creative residency at Strijp-S. The future residents were invited to put in one of 500 LED-lightbulbs at the opening event, to together create "Space-S".
photo: Kirsten Swensen
Cliënt: TU Eindhoven & ByBorre
The BB.Suit 0.2 is a piece of clothing, that uses wearable technology in order to enhance the well-being for people. Instead of attaching pieces of technology to the clothing, this suit has the technology integrated between the yarns and the layers of fabric. The suit tackles the smog problem, cleaning the air by removing the dangerous fine particles. It makes use of cold plasma technology, which causes free radicals to react with the dust particles and other toxics. It is a project by Borre Akkersdijk, Martijn ten Bhömer, Eva de Laat, in which I contributed to the design process, and also in the design of several exhibitions of the suit. (Beijing and Eindhoven)
Client: Capital D - Eindhoven
The design and production of Glow Next en route illuminated numbers and signs.
Client: ByBorre & Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Support in concept development and design process plus stand design of the BB.Suit 0.2 ByBorre Suit for airpolution purifying. A suit that integrates functional technology, of sensory equipment, wifi and cold-plasma purification technology. At display at Beijing Design Week 2014 and Dutch Design Week 2014.
Doing a pilot on the design of a knowledge exchange system between Netherlands and Malawi.
And giving workshops to the students about presentations, profiling, writing application letters and using the computer.
Canary Wharf London
Client: Openlight TUE & Digiluce
fLUMENS at the Canary Wharf in London. 600 Windmills visualizing the windflow above the water in this dock.
Photo: Philip Vile
Displayed at Dutch Design Week 2015
Hanging furniture to relax for a moment, in living rooms or even offices.
Different covers possible.
Client: Continium Science Museum
The museum requested a concept for a pathfinding game. I developed handheld devices "superhero gadget style" to find your way in the dark through ultrasonic sound.
A lecture about Interactive Design and a presentation of my designs for 400 invitees of the Innovaward 2013.
Client: Openlight Eindhoven University of Technology
For my bachelor graduation, I worked on a project for the Amsterdam Light Festival. In collaboration with coach Rombout Frieling and fellow student Jesse Hertogs, we designed a lightart installation, consisting of 500 small windmills, that visualize the wind. They move with the winddirection and convert the power of the wind directly into coloured light, depending on the force of the wind.
Photo: Janus van den Eijnden
Interview: Amsterdam AT5