What is your specialty, what makes your work unique? Or place your artist's statement.
As a maker, I have a deep fascination for the combination of art, science and philosophy. How do people behave relative to their surroundings? What is the impact of language on our connection to nature? Have we, as humans, placed ourselves on a pedestal in this world? These are some of the questions I weave into my work.
With my work, I try to give the viewer an outside-of-the-human-experience perspective. For example, what’s it like to be a microbe? What if we experienced time differently? Mostly, I like to try to make the invisible visible, which I realize in my graduation work by exploring the communication of fungi and making this perceivable for humans.
Editorial design, generative work, abstract projection and interaction are some of my favourite media, but I'm always exploring for new ways to tell my stories.
What are your ambitions? What do you want to be in five years?
After IMT, I would like to dive into the world of philosophy and art history, meanwhile keeping up my search in art to make the invisible visible. I'd love for these three fascinations to come together in the form of the media I'd like to excel in: creative writing, editorial design, generative work, projection and interaction.
I don’t know yet where and how I would want to work, but I do know I'd like to work in the discipline of graphic design and art & science. Right now, my dreams for the future include living in Florence - Italy to study art history, joining or launching my own business in the field of graphic design and media art, and maybe even owning an art café where you can surround yourself with editorials, posters and printing facilities. I can’t wait!
What is the most important thing you have learned during your studies?
As a maker and a person, I learned to trust my own intuition and ideas. I find when I manage to do that, my process is most productive and efficient. I also experienced some great creative collaborations, which I learned lessons from that I will take with me forever.
I also learned to find balance between thinking and making during my creative process. I still tend to think too much which leads to getting stuck in the making side of the process, but after four years I know how to handle myself when that happens and stay in the flow of making.
Most importantly, after a lot of experimenting during the study, I learned where I want to be headed in life and what I enjoy doing most. I learned to never stop learning and experimenting and to always stay enthusiastic and curious about this.
List of publications / exhibitions / prices / concerts / shows etc.
29 September 2018 // Roof projection in the Nicolaikerk // Bring Your Own Beamer, part of Dutch Film Festival
20 April – 11 May 2019 // echt_def_2 (collaborative exhibition) // AG, Utrecht
8-10 March 2019 // SHY TO EYE (interactive installation) // Cinedans Festival at EYE Filmmuseum, Amsterdam
8-9 June 2019 // SHY TO EYE (interactive installation) // Museum Hilversum
24-26 June 2021 // INTERWOVEN (fungi-based installation) // HKU Exposure
24-30 June 2021 // INTERWOVEN (fungi-based installation) // Thanks, Machine. at 16X, Utrecht
20 April 2021 // Winner Awesome Utrecht
2020 // Sorry, de Encyclopedie // about the sorry-culture in the tech industry // commissioned for Setup, Utrecht
2021 // Interwoven – A Dialogue With Nature // about the project, process and philosophy of Interwoven