TRAVELLER

2020

TRAVELLER is a black cube from which crumpled paper balls are launched. When a visitor presses the red button that is connected to the cube, a paper ball is launched vertically upward. The visitor can catch or pick up this ball. Each paper ball contains a short sentence about the dynamics between our sensory body and the perception of space around.
With special thanks: Jos Scholtes

TRACK

2019

TRACK is a set of yellow ceramic objects-as-walking-routes that are placed on walls and strips in front and behind residential buildings and shop windows. The objects have different shapes and sizes and a bright yellow color. Together, they form a visible trace: a walking route. Some residents and shopkeepers designed a yellow ceramic object themselves, which is included in the walk. A few objects contain texts, inspired by scientific knowledge about plants, micro-organisms and trees. The texts provide directions for a short mental or physical walk.

OBSERVER

2018-2019

OBSERVER consists of circular-shaped rugs with a diameter of 8 meters and small round cut-outs. Participants are invited to lie down on the rug in different ways. Facing downwards: seeing microcosm. Or facing the sky: so that the macrocosm can be observed.

I SUPPORT YOU – YOU SUPPORT ME

2018

I SUPPORT YOU – YOU SUPPORT ME is a linguistic and performative gesture. It consists of a black and white knitted scarf with text on both sides. The scarf supports the person carrying it, while at the same time speaks to its surroundings. In multiple directions, relations appear between various entities that encounter each other.

VERSED PATHS

2018

Every day we stroll along paths, bridges and roads. We stop in front of cars, we cross a zebra crossing: the road determines the rhythm. Overtaking, accelerating, reading, breathing. On foot we investigate our mental and physical experience of the spatial environment. To what extent does our spatial environment influence not only our movement, but also our thinking and feeling? VERSED PATHS explores our mental and embodied experience while walking. This walk is commissioned by Perdu Amsterdam.

DRIVE OF WALKING

2016

During THE DRIVE OF WALKING, a master class organised by Hubert van Eyck Academy Maastricht, I gained valuable insights about walking as artistic practice. I met fellow makers who also consider the meaning of walking for their artistic work. We experimented with ideas related to walking, produced a collaborative publication of walking scripts, and further investigated the importance of the immediate experience.

CIJFERSHOP

2004-2020

Cijfershop presents digits and their unique and diverse values through audio fragments, texts and wooden handmade numbers. 

DISCOVERY OF THE WELL-KNOWN

2013

The book Discovery of the Well-known guides the reader through several enlargements of my paintings from the serie Typology of an ideal landscape. From a detail to the whole and back. Just as it is required to observe the paintings closer and step away from them in order to experience the work.

Photography 4/5 inch slide film:
Antje Peters
Photography exhibitions:
Jan Adriaans
Text:
Margriet Kemper
Design:
Rob van Hoesel
Publisher:
The Eriskay Connection

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TYPOLOGY OF AN IDEAL LANDSCAPE

2011-2020

Typology of an ideal landscape is a series 
of paintings, each 1.60 m wide and 1.20 m high. Paper cut-outs from travel brochures are affixed to canvas. These fragments are (partly) covered by monochrome acrylics, which connect them. Layers of paint conceal the original landscape images while at the same time creating a new landscape.

NOTHING COMES FROM NOTHING

2013-2017

Nothing comes from nothing is a series of paintings that make manifest the physical experience of art works. Fragments on the canvasses, almost white or almost black, demand a moment of attention from the spectator. A quick glance does not bring the full range of tonalities to the fore. Only by looking attentively can one’s eyes distinguish the subtle differences in color and pattern.

ARCHIEF VAN DE AFWEZIGHEID / ARCHIVE OF ABSENCE

2015-2018

The Archive of Absence tells of the phenomenon of present absence. It imagines the presence of that which is not there at first glance. An important aspect of the Archive of Absence are expeditions – walks through inside and outside spaces. On these expeditions, I discuss the presence of absence, looking at objects, plants and terminology. The presence of a camouflage net hanging over a shed leads to the discussion of stealth technologies that allow vehicles to move through space while being absent on radar. Throughout these (physical and mental) wanderings the emphasis is placed on sensory observations coupled with associations, stories and visual works.

EXPEDITION NORTH

2017

Expedition North is a collective walk through a river landscape. During this walk, viewing tools were used to evoke interaction between the human body, the environment and fellow walkers.

WALKING LAB

2015-present

An interdiscplinary walking project in which participants travel through The Netherlands.
Participating artists: Maarten Bel, Jozee Brouwer, Joost Conijn, Melanie Corre, Designarbeid, Annegien van Doorn, Stijn van Dorpe, Wapke Feenstra, Maartje Folkeringa, Onsia Goemans, Willem de Haan, Paoletta Holst, Pavel van Houten, Michiel Huijben, Misja Immink, Eline Janssen, Esther Kokmeijer, Bastiaan Kwast, Lotte Landman, Charl Landvreugd, Tom Loois, Robert van Middendorp, Jack van Mildert, Wineke van Muiswinkel, Andre Pielage, PIPS:Lab, Peter Taylor, Tonio de Roover, Wouter Venema, Mat Wijn.

ITHAKA (2015), WALKING (2016), DROPPING (2017), PLANTEN (2018), BODYBUILDING (2019)

BUREAU BUURTREIZEN

2008

BUREAU BUURTREIZEN is a travel agency where children tell stories, design maps and organize tours through their own neighborhood. Commissioned by De Nieuwe Veste, KOP and Museum for Communication Breda.

SLEEP-TIME-MONEY

2015

Visitors makes themselves comfortable on a bed. Emanating from the pillow underneath their head is a sound composition. As in Soothing Sounds for Baby (Raymond Scott), one is transported to a sleepy dreamworld. The intention of the installation is to seduce people with the sounds of money, which are used as a mantra or lullaby.

(RE)COVERED

2008-2017

The work (RE)COVERED consists of a number of rows of medals covered in black felt. In this work, only the silhouettes of the medals remain visible. Specific details, such as embossing and color, are invisible. This gives the medals an iconic character. The awarding of a medal can be seen as the assignment of concentrated attention to a specific moment. Each of the medals in the work (RE)COVERED were once given to a person to commemorate a moment in his or her life. By concealing the medals the work becomes memorabilia.