1987 - 2004 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014
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Let me entertain you
This is my graduation work. This work was on display during the graduation show of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie from July 2nd till July 6th 2014 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
’Let me entertain you’ (videowork 8”) I interrogate my personal and social landscape by questioning the willingness and gestural capacities of those involved through the means of dance and performance. Since dance is something I never seriously ambitioned after the age of 10, but remained something I find very pure and fulfilling, it is also a personal exploration of the notion of dance. Furthermore it explores how to apply dance as metaphoric value and by using it as free expressive form that is simply to entertain or make one happy. Also, it makes me think about the relationship between art and entertainment. Does art need to entertain?
It was all a dream! The subjective reality of being & beings
The thesis that became a work itself. An autobiographic manifest in which I created a self portrait through the means of words. Design by Sabo Day.
ps: I'm working on a redesigned re-issue of this publication in a larger edition. It will be sold on the Gerrit Rietveld Academie booth at the bookfair during the Unseen photo fair this September. More about that soon. (28/08/2014)
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Unfortunality I'm not God, because that means I wouldn't exist, but it feels like that anyway sometimes. Maybe I am God.
|Video installation that was on display at Butcher's Tears for my class' greenlight assessment. There is also audio. I'm not sure if I want to put the actual video on my website. It was very much an installation using the space accordingly. I created a floathing sky. Here is what it looked like:|
with Felicia von Zweigbergk
|A project together with Felicia von Zweigbergk whom I had met because I was assigned to photograph her for Girls Like Us Magazine, which she hated. Luckily the photograph turned out decent and we worked on a rather harmonic collaborative experiment called 'Metal Ideas'. Which actually is the name of collection of electric guitar based auditive ideas that Felicia had recorded prior. Together we worked on a visual presentation on this matter, which was on display at the Vondelbunker at the Vondelpark in Amsterdam, The Netherland, during a group show called 'Atlantic Ocean Drive' hosted by Collectief Ondergrond.|
It must have been love
|I guess it's not completely unusual to go through a phase in which you question almost everything, but especially yourself, what you do, the way you live your life, and where on earth this all comes from. For a long time I had wondered why my parents were my parents, or how I could possibly be their daughter. After many attempts (without a clear plan) to make a film documentary about them, I turned to what comes more natural to me: taking photographs. Even though I had sworn that off for a while. I wanted to take a step back and look at them from some distance, but I couldn't. Perhaps that made me realise they are my parents for a reason, and that it must have been love. Or something.|
The little green book
|Actually that's not the title, but a mere discription and symbolic meaning of the color green. And this is even more turquoise than actual green. I feel like I'm already explaining too much. It's a sad story.|
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(Y) Mylou Oord likes this.
|Perhaps the most memorable workshop I had while studying at Rietveld. A workshop by Erik van der Weijde. We made publications. I made a sort of printed version of a tumblr page with all kinds of images I've been collecting over the years. Which I still do to date and it can occupy me for hours.|
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This is not a work:
I love it when you call me Forrest
|This work could be considered a follow up story to 'It would be so nice'. It's about friends, love and fear. I still very much wanted to be a photographer around that time, although I wasn't sure what kind.|
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It would be so nice
|When I was 22 years old I was invited to have an exhibition at the Foam_Fotografiemuseum of Amsterdam.The exhibition took place on what is called '3H' (3 hoog/3rd floor) which is the library of the museum but also the space used for upcoming artists to show their work. I was the youngest person ever to exhibit at foam and maybe I was too young. But it was a very interesting experience and fun to look back on. The work I showed is a series on my all time muse and dear friend Aynouk Tan.|
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Okayplayer's Photography month
|During my solitary trip to New York at age seventeen I discovered photography to be something very accessible. For me to hold a camera and gaze and search for 'pretty' things was something that came as natural as eating. I applied for the okayplayer photographers month which is (or used to be) an annual event on the platform/website that represented all my favorite musical artists. Through waybackmachine I was able to make a screenshot of my feature on okayplayer. The funny part of it all is, is that non of these images above are images I shot. Also I wasn't very aware of archiving back then, believing that everything online would live forever. I have no idea where the images of this particular New York trip are digitally. As a seventeen year old this was a nice way to get a sense of encouragement during the dark days of high school.|
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|education||Gerrit Rietveld Academie - Bachelor of Fine Arts - 2011 - 2014|
|shows||(group) The Graduation Show, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 2014|
|(group) Avral II, Butchers Tears, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, December 2013|
|(group) 'Atlantic Ocean Drive' group show curated by Collectief Ondergrond, Vondelbunker, Vondelpark, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Installation work 'Metal Ideas' together with Felicia von Zweigbergk. August 2013|
|(group) Playing with Reality, Vetterstraat 66, Amsterdam,The Netherlands, June 2013|
|(group) Untersicht, Die Hochschule für Bildende Künste Hamburg (HFBK), Hamburg, Germany, May 2013|
|(group) Foam 3H in Galerie Spaarnestad, Haarlem, The Netherlands, April 2010|
|(solo) 3H Foam_Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, 'It would be so nice', Amsterdam, The Netherlands, January - March 2010|
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