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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Uyt Eygen Ervarentheyd

Uyt Eygen Ervarentheyd (Out of my own experience) Johannes Goedaert wondrous insect world On show November 19 2016  to October 29, 2017 at Zeeuws Museum, Middelburg. … for beautiful caterpillars produce rather ugly moths, and ugly caterpillars produce very beautiful butterflies. With this year-round exhibition the Zeeuws Museum is celebrating the 400th year of birth of fellow townsman Johannes Goedaert (1617–16
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How to think like a mountain

Last July, a group of artists and researchers walked, observed, discussed, cooked, drew, biked, and produced new work on the peninsula of Walcheren. Various fields of work were represented within the group: visual arts, photography, writing, urban geography, molecular medicine, industrial design, public space and urban planning. The challenge of the first two days was to explore the surroundings of Dishoek as tourist
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Le pendule de Foucault en signes

La table imaginée pour l’exposition du pendule de Foucault au Mudam dans le cadre de l’exposition Eppur Si Muove a été pensée comme un rappel du lien particulier que cet instrument entretient avec la Terre : elle prend la forme d’un monticule de terre argileuse brute, surmonté d’un large disque en argile poli manuellement, à l’aide d’un galet – une technique ancienne permettant de faire ressortir les qual
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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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Field Essays (video)

Part field work and part introspection, Field Essays is in essence a practice, a mode of doing. The video captures this way of working. Field Essays, HDV, 5”, mute, 2012. Camera Roel van Tour  
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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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Rouw (mourn) is an ongoing effort to breath new life into a mourning process, expressed through intimate gestures. Dedicated to Vincent Krier (1978-1997). – I elaborate on the same line of thought. – I tie giant knots and bundle them. [fragment shown on this site] – I jump, land, (fall) and jump again, higher. – …  Rouw, ik knoop je van me af (garment, action), Hi8 video, 18 min, 1997 –
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