Field Essays

Field Essays is an ongoing research into the tactile relation between thinking and making in the creation process. It can take on the form of a publication, workshop, lecture, exhibition and/or series of talks. It started out  in 2008 as a personal research into the nature of design processes in the context of the Professorship of Art and Public Space of the Rietveld Academy, where I was a fellow of the Research Grou
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Another Lecture

Finding a third dimension in the light of film and fiction; Sophie is a reflective maker who tells stories in thin black lines. Chapters that embellish our perspective, and give us a future. – Foreword by Jurgen Bey. Listen to Another Lecture on sound cloud. Download the booklet in pdf format Another Lecture (visual booklet & online audio lecture), 20 min, published by Heads Collective, 2013. Curated by Carlos Ca
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ICI Casa, Ville Inventive

What happens when a group of designers from The Netherlands arrive open-minded and empty-handed to Casablanca, and tries to put together an exhibition from scratch, using the city as an instant source of inspiration and production? Set up as a work period  in answer to the brief for a Dutch Design exhibition, ICI produced new work in the space of two months in collaboration with a Moroccan team of designers, students
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me you and everyone we know is a curator – quality in the age of visual overload is the first of 3 end-of-year symposia held in Paradiso, Amsterdam, and commissioned by MOTI. The title is a tribute to Miranda July’s Learning To Love You More blog, and the way she bridges the online and offline worlds. The symposium questioned the quality gatekeeping and criteria of online artistic production. The line up included And
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Ongelofelijk, Ongetwijfeld

Personal retrospective in a group show about blurring boundaries in today’s artistic practices. Part 1 consisted of three tables (skewed copies of the ones in my home studio) displaying drawings and writings, as well as (yet) unrealised plans. In the back two films screened side by side, complementing and mirroring each other visually. Part 2 consisted of paper scale models of places where I have worked, or wou
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Champs Libre

The work draws on the past of Luxembourg City as a fortress; elements of military scenario’s were identified and translated into constructive scenario’s of use. Coming across an engraving of a war game at the Musée de l’Histoire de la Ville was decisive in the making process. The drawing illustrates the cleverness of strategic military thinking: a largest possible number of complex situations (force
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5050 is a project about trust and exchange. 5050 researches alternative ways to deal with design and the language of objects in general. 5050 is interested in the added value of collaboration: collaboration is reaction, reaction is energy, and energy is life… Hence 5050 can be a mind trampoline for designers who seek more than their own signature. 5050 uses the idea of exchange (of taste, ideas, traditions) as the st
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