Masterclass: Do It Together Bio #16 at WAAG Society

Events April 11, 2017

On Saturday 27 May 2017, myself and Roland van Dierenconk will give a masterclass ‘Extracting Pigments From Algae’ at WAAG Society.

In this masterclass we will show participants what kind of pigments are secluded in algae and how they can be isolated. When the pigments are extracted, we will show them some applicabilities, like how to use them to make paint or ink. The methods we will show are applicable to organic matter in general, so participants can use their new found knowledge on basically anything mother nature provides.

Would you like to join? Find more info about the event on the website of WAAG Society HERE and the Meetup event HERE. Be quick, because there is a limited amount of places available!

Harvest — Dutch Invertuals

Design, Events, Exhibition April 3, 2017

I am happy to announce a new collaboration with Kirstie van Noort. Together we will develop new work for Dutch Invertuals, presented at the exibition ‘Harvest’ during Salone del Mobile 2017 in Milan.

HARVEST
Dutch Invertuals

Photography by Lonneke van der Palen
Founder Curator Wendy Plomp

Designers:
Bram Vanderbeke, Carlo Lorenzetti, Edhv, Hongjie Yang, Kirstie van Noort & Xandra van der Eijk, Léa Baert, Mila Chorbadzhieva, Philipp Weber, Sigve Knutson, Thomas Ballouhey.

Open daily
10.30 to 20.00
Sunday 9th
10.30 to 17.00

Press preview
Tuesday 4th April 17:00 till 19:00

Dutch Invertuals Party
Friday 7th April starts at 19:00

Address
O’ Artoteca
Via Pastrengo 12
20159 Milan

Google maps
Dutch Design Isola
http://www.dutchinvertuals.nl/exhibitions/harvest/

 

Masterclass — Extracting Pigments From Algae

Events January 22, 2017

At the ‘Fluid Matter’ Special on Wednesday 20 Januari 2017, myself and Federico Muffatto gave a masterclass at MU Artspace.

In this masterclass we showed participants what kind of pigments are secluded in algae and how they can be isolated. When the pigments are extracted, we showed them some applicabilities, like how to use them to make paint or ink. The methods we showed are applicable to organic matter in general, so participants can use their new found knowledge on basically anything mother nature provides.

All photo’s are by Hanneke Wetzer and courtesy of MU Artspace

Fluid Matter — BAD Award Exhibition at MU Artspace

Art, Exhibition January 22, 2017

As announced I am currently exhibiting my new work Estuary and my research project Genesis at MU Artspace. The exhibition is on show until February 26th, 2017.

The colors in the installation Estuary change over time. I have just reinstalled the installation, be sure to pass by and observe the beauty of decay, and the bloom of life that is happening as a result of the parameters set for the artwork.  All the colors as shown in pictures are real and have not been altered by a filter or otherwise.

Estuary


Genesis — Research

Genesis [Research] and Estuary at MU – Fluid Matters

Art, Exhibition November 24, 2016

Im very happy and proud to say I am taking part in the BAD Award exhibition Fluid Matter at MU Artspace in Eindhoven, curated by Angelique Spaninks and William Myers. I will conduct the next step in my research and show photographs of Genesis, as well as a new installation called Estuary.

Fluid Matter
2 December 2016 – 26 Februari 2017
MU Artspace, Eindhoven
Opening: 2 December 2016, 20.00

More about the exhibition here: http://www.mu.nl/en/exhibitions/fluid-matter

Biotalk: Collectors & Gatherers at Mediamatic

Art, Events November 24, 2016

On the mysterious world of dust particles, colour changing bacteria and fishy art. http://www.mediamatic.net/collectors

Biotalk: Collectors and Gatherers
With: Pavèl van Houten, Xandra van der Eijk, Arjanne Bode
Thursday 17 November
Mediamatic Biotoop, Amsterdam

I was invited bij Mediamatic to give a presentation about the position of the artist as gatherer. A modern day bio-scavenger who conducts her research onsite and meticulously browses the environment for unique properties and versatility. I gave insight in my methodological research proces, illustrating it with my latest project Genesis and Estuary.

Photo by Anisa Xhomaqi for Mediamatic

Researchtrip France

Art November 7, 2016

I traveled to the Guerande region in France to continue my research that I started in Iceland. I have been developing the project at Waag Society and I will give a talk about the progress and my older projects at Mediamatic on November 17th. More info soon.

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Open Set Summer School 2016

Art, Design, Photography August 8, 2016

I was very happy to be accepted to Open Set Summer School 2016 with the generous support of Creative Industries Fund NL. Two weeks straight filled with workshops and lectures, by a fine selection of the most inspiring artists and designers in the field today. The group was as diverse as the program, with me being the only Dutch attendee. International relations were being explored, one of which led up to a new collaboration for Dutch Design Week 2016.

I attended workshops/lectures by Abake & Sebastiaan de Groes, Joanna van der Zanden, Studio Dumbar – Liza Enebeis, Bruno Setola & Rejane dal Bello, Thought Collider, Bik van der Pol, Paul Soulellis, Young Hae Chang Heavy Industries and Rick Poynor & Els Kuijpers.