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.

A Dutch Auction | DesignKwartier 2016

Design, Exhibition July 11, 2016

At DesignKwartier 2016, I curated, designed and produced ‘A Dutch Auction’  for I Wait Here. The auction featured works by Aliki van der Kruijs, Alissa+Nienke, Hozan Zangana, Handmade Industrials, Jetske Visser, Kirstie van Noort, Lotte de Raadt, Martina Lasinger,New Window X Sacha van den Haak&Felix van Dam, Remy van Zandbergen, Rogier Arents, Roos Meerman and Steven Banken right here.

Dutch Design Week 2015

Art, Design, Exhibition October 30, 2015

During Dutch Design Week 2015 I presented a new research into the applicability of algae and seaweed in textiles, on which I collaborated with textile designer Nienke Hoogvliet. Together we were granted funding by the Dutch Creative Industries Fund for this project. I harvested over twenty different species of seaweed and with this harvest a wide color palette came to life, mirroring the colors of the Dutch coastal area.

At the same location, water enthusiast and ceramist Lotte de Raadt showed her new work Colored Drops. Lotte’s collection contains products that are linked to drinking tap water. With Colored Drop Lotte researched a new method to treat ceramics with glazing. The glazing acts like water – always unique and an inspiration for new patterns.

Dutch Design Week I Wait Here
Shop & Exhibition

Xandra van der Eijk, Nienke Hoogvliet & Lotte de Raadt
Smalle Haven 4, Eindhoven

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