A RITUAL the place of transition
What is this nature we live in and how do we relate to it. People have an urge to explore and to create but with creating we so often produce waste without being aware of it. Ecosystems are capable of complete recycling. Complete recycling means that 100% of the waste material can be reconstituted indefinitely. Can we create art in balance with the way our ecosystem functions? So to create a piece of art that at the moment we walk away from it can become one with nature again. During this workshop we want to create new worlds of images and dreams presented in a sculptural manner. We will explore the materiality of natural materials and what our relation is to them. We will work with sound and build with materials found in our direct environment.
From 2009 till now I have developed and tought various workshops and seminars for theaters, museums and schools. My strength lays with workshops that last more than 2 days because there one can really explore a subject and develop a more indept work with the participants. I have worked with people from 3 till 80 years old and love the quality each of them bring in.
Los Amigos de la Esquina MX, Big Draw Nijmegen NL, Motel Spatie NL, Cultural Capital Donostia, ESP, Kultursiftung des Bundes D, Anschleage.de D, Sculpture International Rotterdam NL, Mellowpark Berlin D, Stichting Beleven NL, Cultuurpad NL, Debbie den Besten NL, AMZAF NL, Helios Theater, Hamm D, Cultural Capital Kosice, SLW, ICAF NL, Derde wall Gallerie NL, Hellwach theater Festival D, Pottfiction D, Ruhr 2010 D, Deutsches Theater D, Incubate festival NL, New Arts NL, NAX NL, RIBW NL, SIZA NL, Theater Filmfest Dusseldorf, Mode Biennale, Arnhem NL, Slim Opgewekt NL, Beekdal lyceum NL, Kunstbedrijf NL, Stichting Roset NL, De Lindenberg NL.
Murals/Urban interventions in assignment for: (selection)
LADLE Los amigos de la Esquina 2018, Mexico
Confetti Schuytgraaf 2018, Netherlands
Donostia Cultural Capital 2016, Spain
Slim opgewekt and the local electricity company 2015-2018, Netherlands
Robopark Siza 2016-2017, Netherlands
Kosice Cultural Capital 2014, Slovakia
Pottfiction 2016-open (Urbane Künste Ruhr), Germany
Young Energies in assignment of Anschleage.de 2012, Germany
What kind of city do we want to live in?
Young Energies is an unusual research project. In collaboration with the young participants the Ministry of Transport, Construction and Urban Development seeks to identify their visions for future cities. The results will be on display at the Young Energies exhibition at the “Urban Energies” International Congress in October 2012 in Berlin. “Where is your city yours?” is the motto of the international video competition inviting young people to submit contributions on urban locations.
Theatre / Live-video workshops in assignment for: (selection)
Pottfiction 2009-open Dortmund (Urbane Künste Ruhr), Germany
Theatre Film Festival Düsseldorf 2016, Germany
Hellwach Theater Festival Hamm 2014-2015, Germany
Deutsches Theater Berlin 2014, Germany
Zooi-city Arnhem, Netherlands
Kartondorp Arnhem, Netherlands
Pottfiction 2009 Gelsenkirchen, Ruhrgebied Cultural capital
Constructions Live-Video workshop 10 days
Pottfiction 2015 during 1 of the 6 preperation week-ends.
Workshop Live-video and puppet building I gave.
I make murals together with all kinds of people in different social contexts. Till now I have painted in Slowakia, Holland, Spain, Germany and Mexico often in collaboration with Naamloozz. Sometimes this was in the setting of an international art project, on invitation, commisioned or self initiated and supported by friends and family through crowd funding. I am always happy to share the brush with others and hope to continue to do so in the future.
A city arises from the trash left behind by humans.
A city like an enormous organ, that pounds, moves and makes noises.
I am currently working on a series of videos of miniature cities that I build on locations that i am attracted to as an urban stroller. The buildings are made out of materials found on location (wood/ stones/ packaging, etc.) and with the growing of buildings, cities arise.
This process of the growing of settlements (brick by brick) is recorded so in the end a short stop-motion movie of a growing city and a miniature city is brought into existence. The videos are part of a larger research on parts of the cities that one can have access to to play freely with the material laying around there. The goal is a video installation made out of around 40 videos created over a longer time span.